Court can appoint Amicus Curie Advocate to defend accused if his advocate says No instruction


When a criminal appeal comes up for hearing, and if advocate for appellant says that he has no instruction to appear, then court will appoint an Amicus Curie, ( Friend of Court) to assist court and then, this court appointed advocate will argue for appellant.

DaharamPal v U P followed in Jeewan & Ors v Uttarakhand 13.12.12 SC JT 2012 (12) SC 473

Haresh Raichura

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