A Treatise on Anti Corruption Laws In India by PV RAMAKRISHNA Set of 2 Vols 17th Edition 2023-24


The classic treatise on Anti-Corruption Laws in India by Sri P.V. Ramakrishna has seen many changes in law and in the nature of activities since its first publication in 1969. However, the main features as conceived by the original author remain the same. This book has been further expanded and developed on the basis of judicial pronouncements and legislative changes.
It is our great honour and privilege to present to the readers the 17th Edition of the celebrated classic and authoritative text. This book has been meticulously revised, whilst retaining the intrinsic characteristics of the original work. This new edition contains all the judgments of Supreme Court as well as important pronouncements of various High Courts. Various headings have been created to give wholesome view of every section from different angles to help and save the time of the readers as they would be able to conveniently locate the relevant portion in the commentary of different sections.
The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, is now applicable to Jammu and Kashmir vide Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019) w.e.f. 31-10-2019. The Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006, (Samvat) (Jammu & Kashmir); Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2003 and Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission Act, 2011 are included for Ready Referenence og plot A botaj bna botinum lan
In this edition, all the important statutes which have direct relevance have been placed under a single umbrella.
A tabular form of chart is prepared under the title “Offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as amended by Act 16 of 2018 w.e.f. 26 07-2018, which describes under each section the offence, punishment, cognizable/non-cognizable, bailable/non-bailable aspects and the court under which the offence is triable. The amended ingredients to Sections, as amended by Act 16 of 2018 are included.
Allied laws are included in the appendices and also All State LokayuktasActs of India are updated. Some of the earlier Lokayuktas were repealed and new Acts have been replaced. A few States like Tamil Nadu, Goa, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland etc., have enacted Lokayukta Acts and Himachal Pradesh Prevention of Specific Corrupt Practices Act, 1983 was enacted by Himachal Pradesh. goela
In the present edition, the commentary on Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and all the rules under the Act have been included. The Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 is drastically amended by Finance Act, 2021 w.e.f. 01-07-2021 and also Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 was amended by Act 46 of 2021 dt. 18th December 2021.
When this book was under print, the Supreme Court pronounced the Judgment in Vijay Madanlal Chowdhary v. Union of India (SLP (Crl) No. 4634 of 2014 with other batch of petitions, on 27-07-2022, concerning validity and interpretation of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. 2002 and the procedure followed by the Enforcement Directorate while inquiring into investigating offences under the PMLA.
The Supreme Court summarized their conclusion on seminal points in Para No. 187. The question as to whether some of the amendments would not have been brought as Money Bill, has not been examined and have been left for a larger bench to consider.
Section 3 has a wider reach and deals with direct and indirect proceeds of the crime. Explanation to it is clarificatory in nature. Section 5 is constitutionally valid. Section 8(4) is also valid. The challenge to Section 17(1), Section 18 and Section 19 stand rejected.
Section 44 will be dealt in accordance with earlier judgment. Section 45 is also legal and is not unreasonable. Principles of Section 45 may apply for grant of bail. Authorities under PMLA 2002 are not police officers. ECIR cannot be equated with FIR as ECIR is an internal document. Supply of ECIR is not mandatory and only reasons being disclosed at time of arrest is enough. Arguments of proportionality of punishment regarding scheduled offences is unfounded and rejected. All transfer petitions are disposed of, and the parties are relegated before the High Court by restoring the concerned  alleninu signis a ob bazal nood d Parties seeking bail can pursue it in appropriate court. Interim reliefs granted to the petitioners to continue for another four weeks.
This treatise though monumental, can be widely used by the legal fraternity as a dependable and comprehensive reference text.
It is hoped that this treatise will continue to be a valuable guide to various Government Departments, Public Sector undertakings and other Practitioners in comprehending the complexity and nuances of legal procedures relating to anti-corruption laws in the country.
We are earnestly grateful to Ms. Divya Gogia, a law and MBA student, for her strenuous efforts in diligently collecting the requisite material. We also express our gratitude to the publishers, M/s. S. Gogia & Co., for the pains they have taken in ensuring printing of this book in time maintaining high standards.


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