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identification parade

a group of persons including one suspected of having committed a crime assembled for the purpose of discovering whether a witness can identify the suspect. It is now usual in most jurisdictions for the witness to view the suspects through a one-way mirror so that the suspect does not see the witness.
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Defence solicitor Kirsty McGeehan asked for the trial to be adjourned for an identification parade to take place ahead of the new trial being fixed.
And if there are more accused persons than the one who have to be subjected to test identification, separate identification parades should ordinarily be held in respect of each accused person.
Meanwhile, the top court issued 11-page judgment in the case of then magistrate Kanwar Anwar Ali, who was issued notice on account of dereliction of duty and lack of sufficient legal knowledge and not fulfilling the legal obligations in identification parade due to which an accused was wrongly implicated and awarded death sentence on murdering a student namely Adil Butt.
In the order, the top court referred to judgments authored by former judge Khalilur Rehman Ramday on identification parades. It also stressed that lining up suspects for identification was a flawed practice, the suspects should be identified separately.
"The police are making arrangements to interview the suspect in the presence of an attorney and will conduct identification parades in the next few days."
He contended that since he was not a law graduate yet, he served there as the special judicial magistrate in the district judiciary from September 2009 to October 2012 in the absence of any institutional set-up and formal legal training arrangement or practical demonstrations pertaining to assignments like test identification parades, raids, inquests and exhumations.
They will also get an inside look at mock crime scenes, identification parades and play police-related games.
POLICE will be in Coventry city centre tomorrow and on Saturday measuring up volunteers for video identification parades.
It means police will be able to slash the average of 10 weeks it takes to organise normal identification parades - using a suspect and other volunteers - to about one week.
VOLUNTEERS are needed for two identification parades taking place at Cardiff Central Police Station tomorrow.
Insp Bob Musgrove, who is based at Bedworth Police Station, said: "Identification parades are an important part of police work and the criminal justice system and anyone who volunteers is fulfilling an important public service.
``Therefore, we are compiling a database of men and women of all shapes, sizes and ages who would be willing and available to take part in identification parades when required.''
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