The Centre for Studies in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Administration, under the aegis of Department of Criminal Law and Administration of KIIT Law School, conducted a webinar on “Dynamics of Criminal Prosecutions and Role of the Prosecution in the Indian Criminal Justice System” on 4th September and 2nd October 2021. The webinar was graced by Mrs. Amita V. Bartaria, District Prosecution Officer (DPO) in CID, Police HeadQuarters Bhopal.
Delivering the welcome address, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS provided a brief understanding of the topic, the relevance of public prosecutor and dynamics of crime.
In her talk, Mrs. Bartaria highlighted the main pillars of criminal justice system, police, prosecution, prison, judiciary and also addressed some of the main objectives of the criminal justice system along with the various loopholes such as lack of transparency, pendency of cases, cumbersome procedure, corruption, lack of awareness amongst individuals, to name a few.
She elaborated on the initiatives taken by the Madhya Pradesh prosecution services, which include ‘prosecution performance evaluation system’, ‘prosecution work through a Mobile App’, ‘rewarding best performers’, ‘annual awards’, ‘recognition to award holders’, ‘capital club’, ‘category of prosecutors’, ‘point system’, ‘publication of books’, ‘publication of own e-journal’, etc.
The webinar talk was followed by a question-answer session. The webinar was held under the guidance of Dr. Paromita Chattoraj, Associate Dean (Academics) & HOD. Ms. Swati Mohapatra, Assistant Professor also spoke on the occasion. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Maneesha Mishra, Faculty Associate, KLS.