Pillai's R.V. Kelkar's Lectures on Criminal Procedure is an authoritative commentary on the subject. The latest edition of this book has been updated with the latest statutory amendments and case laws.
Following are the outstanding features of this book:
This book has been written in a unique format of lectures instead of chapters.
All lectures have been arranged topic-wise in a logical order, a feature that is rarely found commentaries on CrPC.
Each topic includes all connected provisions which are explained in a lucid and easy-to-understand way.
Exercises and questions have been added at the end of each lecture to encourage students to analyse the provisions of the law and make a deeper study of the subject.
This edition includes the changes made in the Code by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013.
This edition also comes with a companion web resource EBC ExplorerTM (www.ebcexplorer.com) which provides FREE access to:
Important case law indicated by Case PilotTM.
Important statutes indicated by Statute PilotTM.
Discussion ForumTM to post comments, discuss issues and explore ideas.
SCC OnlineR Blog to stay updated on recent development in this area.
Useful LinksTM feature to get access to a compilation of free resources.
The qualities are too numerous to evaluate and it is too difficult to find out errors. The format remaining Kelkarian, the reviser has proved himself to be a proud student of the illustrious author. All important aspects are supported by the latest Supreme Court and High Court decisions. The exercises at the end of the lectures based on the latest decisions and articles ably prove the amount of research done in the preparation of the work. The source of information and the material mentioned in the exercises will certainly help a teacher prepare for his classes. The contents and the subject index are well prepared.
- Academy Law Review
Dr. Pillai has done very fine work in updating and supplementing the original edition. He has, thus, provided valuable reading material to the students of law.
- Review Projector
The topical headings are enriched with statutory references and case-law citations, apart from academic writings. The language is very simple and the presentation is very effective. The book is an excellent work, which would be of immense use not only for law students as a textbook but also for the Bench and the Bar as a quick reference book on criminal procedure.
-Delhi Law Review
The book has been enriched with a large number of references and a useful index at the end. The approach is twofold: Not only are the basic principles and doctrines analysed and discussed, but the effort is also made to include the most recent developments in one of the most rapidly changing branches.
- Kerala Law Times
The uniqueness of the book lies in the fact that it has treated the subject matter in a simple language and easy style. It contains an accurate and well-laid summary of the principles of law and their application in various situations. The book has become very interesting.
It is an accepted fact that in present-day scholarly legal writings, there is a definite communication gap between the author and the reader. This book is an exception.
- Cochin University Law Review
There are numerous books published on Criminal Procedure Code, but the present one is a classic in itself. It brings out the intricacies of the principles and provisions, behind the judicial decisions in precise, concise, and lucid terms and language. It's a unique book, immensely useful to lawyers practicing on the Criminal side, and students to keep abreast with this branch of law.
Lecture 1 - Some Preliminary Considerations Lecture 2 - Functionaries Under the Code Lecture 3 - Arrest Lecture 4 - Search and Seizure Lecture 5 - Investigation Lecture 6 - Local Jurisdiction of the Courts and the Police Lecture 7- Cognizance of Offence and Commencement of Judicial Proceedings Lecture 8 - Bail Lecture 9 - Principal Features of Fair Trial Lecture 10 - Types of Trials: Some Common Features Lecture 11 - Charge Lecture 12 - Trial of Warrant Cases Lecture 13 - Procedure for Trial of Summons Cases and Summary Trial Lecture 14 - Disposal of Criminal Cases Without Full Trial Lecture 15 - Judgment Lecture 16 - Appeals Lecture 17 - Reference, Revision and Transfer Lecture 18 - Execution of Sentence and Other Connected Matters Lecture 19 - Preventive Measures and Security Proceedings Lecture 20 - Maintenance of Wives, Children and Parents Lecture 21 - Juvenile Justice Lecture 22 - Probation