The Plight of Witnesses – Witness Protection Laws and its Enforcement in India

Author: Nikhil S. Nair, 3rd Year, LL.B, Government Law College, Ernakulam ABSTRACT: The value of a witness in the judicial environment is as good as a gold bar to a poor man. Witnesses play a vital role in the administration of justice. But their protection has always been an area that needs to be focused on immensely to ensure that law and justice prevails. It is well known how witnesses are threatened and attacked, to coerce them to depose, or to depose falsely, or irrelevantly (witnesses turning hostile). These are…