Essay on the Brief History and Development of the Code of Criminal Procedure

While drafting the Code, the following three basic considerations have been kept in mind, viz.—

(a) That an accused person should get a fair trial in accordance with the accepted principles of natural justice;

(b) That every effort should be made to avoid delay in investigation and trial, which is harmful, not only to the individual involved, but also to the society;

(c) That the procedure should not be complicated, and should, to the utmost extent possible, ensure a fair deal to the poorer sections of the community.