Tag: Help road accident victims


Latest Court Verdicts Right to Silence Supreme Court said that all accused have a right to silence and investigators cannot force them to speak up or admit guilt. Right to silence emanates from Article 20(3), which states that no one can be compelled to be a witness against himself. Protection limited only to criminal proceedings. Right is not available to a person who is being interrogated under Customs Act, 1962, or Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, since person is not "accused of an offence" and isn't entitled to a lawyer. In Nandini Satpathy v. P.L. Dani case, SC stated that compelling a person to answer a question within limits of the police station may result in violation of Article 20(3). Public Awareness & General Administration Help road accident victims, get cash reward: TN CM Stalin Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced a new scheme, cash rewards and certificates for people who will help provide medical care facilities for road accident victims in the state. People who help those involved in a road accident and take them to a medical care facility within the golden hour period will be rewarded with a certificate of appreciation and a Rs.5,000 cash reward. Note The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that it has created a system for 'Good Samaritans’ under which people who save the lives of road accident victims by transporting them to a hospital within the 'golden hour' after the accident will receive a financial reward of Rs 5,000. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) announced in a letter to all state and union territory principals and transport secretaries that the programme will be in force from October 15, 2021, to March 31, 2026.