With the advancement in technology, like CCTV cameras and body language experts, still, why many cases remain unsolved when the court gives someone the death penalty for their deeds, why can\’t they use narco-drug tests as involuntary and see it as a way to reduce crime? one can\’t eliminate crimes but it can be controlled by studying in detail why someone commits a crime the cause.The crimes committed due to poverty can be stopped with proper planning of developing a way to address poverty, but how far law can hold the states or community to be responsible to reduce there-occurrence of a crime in their state/community?
The Supreme Court said that the compulsory administration of narco-analysis is cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and goes against the fundamental right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950. It discussed involuntary administration of narco-analysis in Selvi v. State of Karnataka. In its judgement, the Court held that during a narco-analysis interview, the test subject loses awareness of place and passing of time, harming their capacity of decision or judgment. Further, the subject is likely to reveal a lot of irrelevant and incoherent information, which is not useful and not necessarily true. So, involuntary administration of narco-analysis is not permitted.
The Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India, 1950 divides responsibilities between the Central and State governments with respect to various subjects. As per this, police come under the power of State governments. Criminal law and criminal procedure are responsibilities of both State and Central governments. Apart from the government’s responsibility, citizen awareness and support and cooperation with law enforcement may help in reducing crime.
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