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Sangeeta Madan

A Delhi university alumni, Sangeeta Madam completed her B.Sc and joined the Faculty of Law, and became the first woman Vice President. She practised law in trial courts, high court, various state forums and as a special public prosecutor for CBI in some sensitive matters for 15 years. Thereafter, she got selected in the Madhya Pradesh Higher Judicial Services and became an Additional District and Sessions Judge, holding special courts for women related offences and dacoity matters of the Chambal zone. She also served as the Chairperson of the Vishaka Committee. Presently, associated with senior counsel Ms Indira Jaising. Sangeeta believes in spreading the light of justice, both in roles of a Judge and a lawyer.


Know Your Rights

Understanding Criminal Law: Role of oral evidence/conduct

For a fair investigation, the officer in charge of the investigating team gets the direction for collecting further evidence, after noting the conduct of the victim and of the accused as well. Hence, the conduct of the parties is the most important factor of fair investigation, which needs to be considered by every investigating officer.

January 30,2019

Know Your Rights

Understanding Criminal Law: Fair investigation

Before understanding fair investigation, we need to understand, what is investigation, why and when is it required. Investigation is done to dig out facts, on the piece of information received by the investigator after having collecting the facts as perceived by the witnesses via oral testimony, as well as physical and documentary evidence etc.

December 19,2018

Know Your Rights

Understanding Criminal Law

The right to fair trial by the procedure established by law is the right guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution. The arbitrary actions of the State in detaining under preventive laws, torturing of the detenu in custody and imposing impossible conditions for executing bail are few examples of violation of rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

December 7,2018

Independence Day

Secularism was patriotism, still is

My father, who as a young boy marched in the freedom rallies, now at the age of 85, uses thick glasses to read newspapers only to find acute despair in them, with the news of mob lynching, crimes against women and politicians fuelling the fire of communal violence.

August 15,2018