LUDHIANA: India’s criminal justice system is in ICU and unless drastic measures are taken to revive it, the adage “justice delayed is justice denied” would become true, Rajya Sabha MP and eminent jurist K T S Tulsi warned here today.
“India’s justice system is in ICU… And unless drastic measures are taken for its revival, the adage ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ will be proven right,” he said.
Tulsi made the observation while speaking at a seminar on the criminal justice system in India, organised by Ludhiana Management Association here.
Pointing out the existence of a plethora of laws entailing repeated amendments, Tulsi rued that “the justice delivery system was pathetic, resulting in low conviction rates and failing to serve as a deterrent for those committing crimes.”
The noted ‘criminal’ lawyer said the country’s criminal justice mechanism suffers from lack of judiciary’s accountability and cooperation between its investigation and prosecution wings, allowing criminals go scot free. (AGENCIES)