About the event

We organised a closed-door webinar on ‘Unpacking The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022’ on Thursday, 5 May. The recent legislation has been the focus of vigorous public debate. Our panellists discussed crucial questions about the gaps in the Act, its constitutionality and the capacity needs of the police for improving investigation and conviction.

The speakers presented the pros and cons of the Act, along with practical implications for police capacity, accountability and oversight. Here is the discussion note capturing the key takeaways from the webinar.

About the speakers

Nandkumar Saravade is a senior advisor on governance, strategy, ethics and cyber security. He has had impactful stints in government and private sector spanning 36+ years, with expertise across diverse domains of law enforcement, banking, cyber security and technology management. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr Saravade served in the Indian Police Service. 

Ms. N. S. Nappinai, Supreme Court Advocate and founder of Cyber Saathi™, is a senior and renowned lawyer with over 30 years of experience focusing on litigation and policy work, apart from her social responsibility engagements for training judges, police, armed forces, students and industry. Ms. Nappinai appears as counsel in cases pertaining to Constitutional, Criminal, IPR & Cyber laws.

Shreya Rastogi heads Project 39A’s death penalty litigation team and the work on forensics. She graduated in Law from the National Law University, Delhi in June 2013 as a double gold medalist. Before joining Project 39A in 2014, she worked for a year in the corporate and litigation teams at Khaitan & Co., Mumbai. Between 2016 and 2017, she completed her LL.M. from the New York University School of Law, and was awarded the Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship for the year 2017-18. Shreya returned to Project 39A after her LL.M. in 2017.