JK Judicial Academy organizes training for judicial officers

Jammu, February 19: J&K Judicial Academy, under the patronage of Judge Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, (Chief Patron, J&K Judicial Academy) and under the guidance of Judge Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Chairman of the Committee director of J&K Judicial Academy and Judge Sindhu Sharma, Judge Javed Iqbal Wani, members of J&K Judicial Academy Steering Committee, organized a one-day special training program for judicial officers on “Law on Evidence, 1872: Appreciation of Evidence, Relevance, Admissibility, Exhibition of Documents, S. 91- Exclusion of Oral Evidence by Documentary Evidence, Admissions, Confessions r/w S.27, Presumptions, Burden of Proof, Estoppel , Competence of Witnesses, Child Witnesses, Hostile Witnesses, S.165- Power of Court to Question or Order Production, Forensic Evidence, Electronic Evidence” at Jammu Judicial Academy.

The training program was inaugurated by Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, Judge of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Member of the Governing Board of the Judicial Academy. Pawan Dev Kotwal, a former district and session judge, was the resource person for the program.

During the inaugural session, Pawan Dev Kotwal pointed out that the aim of the training is to improve the performance of judicial officers and remove inhibitions while applying the provisions of the law in their judicial work.

Judge Javed Iqbal Wani, in his inaugural address, emphasized that the concept of justice is at the center of any trial and that the law of evidence, which has the particularity of being applicable to civil and criminal cases, provides the methodology by which justice can be assured. . He also pointed out that a defining feature of the Law of Evidence is its moral dimension in protecting the innocent and bringing to light the guilty to administer full and fair justice alongside its unique ability to add innovative in line with the changing demands of the times into new introductions without changing its basic structure.

Sanjay Parihar, Principal, J&K Judicial Academy, gave an overview of the program. He said the objective of judicial training is to enhance the professional excellence of judicial officers and to increase their knowledge and skills in all justice administration activities.

During the first technical session, Sanjay Parihar, Director of the J&K Judicial Academy and Pawan Dev Kotwal trained the magistrates on various provisions of the Evidence Act.

Participants were also guided on the relevance and admissibility of evidence in trials. They also discussed in detail the law governing admissions, confessions and the exhibition of documents.

In the second technical session, a detailed discussion took place on the provisions relating to presumptions, burden of proof and estoppel.

Participants were trained on the topics of forensic and electronic evidence and the competency of witnesses, including child witnesses.

The training program was essentially interactive during which the participants deliberated and discussed the different aspects of the subject matter and raised questions which were satisfactorily resolved by the resource persons.

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