PROTECTION AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION : AMBIT AND DIMENSION IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS – AN OVERVIEW

Author Name : Dr. J. S. Chandpuri and Dr. Mohd. Raufa
Volume : II, Issue :III,November - 2016
Published on : 2016-11-30 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

Protection against self-incrimination in a criminal trail is a fundamental human right, and no accused could be compelled to give any evidence which led himself into any conviction. An accused can deny or refusal to express any statement relating to any criminal activity, if he think that such statement would be contrary to his/her interest or shall be incriminatory. In many legal system accused ‘criminals’ cannot be compelled to incriminate themselves, they choose to speak to police or other authorities, but they cannot punished for refusing. In this paper the author has tried to find out the ambit and dimension of this principle, through Legal Administration in criminal proceedings.