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informer

(One providing criminal information), noun accuser, auctor, complainant, criminal information supplier, impeacher, indicter, informant, information supplier, one who supplies criminal information to the police, police tipper, squealer, tipster, witness against
Associated concepts: corroboration, reliable informer

informer

(A person who provides information), noun adviser, an noun cer, annunciator, communicant, courier, crier, delator, divulger, envoy, harbinger, intelligencer, messenger, notifier, proclaimer, relater, reporter, source, spokesman, teller, tipper, tipster, warner
See also: accuser, bystander, deponent, eyewitness, harbinger, indicator, informant, spy, witness

INFORMER. A person who informs or prefers an accusation against another, whom he suspects of the violation of some penal statute.
     2. When the informer is entitled to the penalty or part of the penalty, upon the conviction of an offender, he is or is not a competent witness, accordingly as the statute creating the penalty has or has not made him so. 1 Phil. Ev. 97; Rosc. Cr. Ev. 107; 5 Mass. R. 57; 1 Dall. 68; 1 Saund. 262, c. Vide articles Prosecutor; Rewards.

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The informer tipped-off the Barana police that 26 years old Rani Bibi, a resident of Chowk Maddad Ali, had probably been killed by family in the name of honour.
If we have an attractive award prize for informers then our task will become easy and we will start cracking Benami property holders nationwide, he further added.
Sources said that Hayatabad police had given an on duty policeman identified as Naveed to these informers and they usually collect money from poor carriers (Gandamars) and smugglers and at that day policeman Naveed was also present with killers in their jeep.
The Court concluded that although "bounty statutes" often expressly provided informers with standing, Congress did not intend for informers to have standing under [section] 962 because the statute itself does not expressly provide for it.
Seeing informing as a point of contact between governors and governed, and a point of access to politics from below, Weil asks both what informers got from the state and what the state got from its informers.
Other than in the interview approach, the novel task presents Kohlbergian stage informers as thoughts of the acting agent.
The killers' trial was told Lynda was an undercover police informer.
made secrecy regarding police informers subject to a special system with
Francisco Cruz, who put the informers at ease by joking with them on how they could use their money.
But when these informers become the target of the rebels, not many come to know about their contribution to the anti- Maoist operation launched by the security agencies.
The Lustration Commission continues to defend the partisan interests, experts assess and they do not expect the names of the informers to be revealed but a battle with persons or groups that have different views than the government.