Professor V V Pillay (Indian forensic Toxicologist)

It is left to the author of this remarkable book, Satish Sekar to meticulously probe into this highly controversial case and come up with compelling new evidence, which finally culminated in the re-opening of the case. This book is a monument to his untiring efforts and dedication to serve the cause of justice. Sekar succeeds in exposing several shocking flaws in the British judicial system which can cause terrible miscarriages of justice, as happened in the case of the Cardiff 3.

The Cardiff 3 case is a classical example of such coercive tactics employed by police in most parts of the world in order to secure a conviction. In fact, in countries such as India, the situation is much worse than in countries like the UK or USA, where there are considerable safeguards against maltreatment of suspects. One shudders at the methods of interrogation commonly employed in many police stations of this country, which are often little more than rituals of physical torture.One wishes there were investigative journalists of the calibre of Satish Sekar to expose such inhuman methods of ʻcriminal investigationʼ in India, while at the same time acknowledging the irony of his Indian origins!

This book has all the makings of a classic, containing as it does, explicit information for a definitive indictment of the so-called adversarial system of justice practised in several countries of the world. It should be a mandatory addition to Police Academy libraries, and must find a prominent place in all lawyers offices, so that it may serve as a grim reminder of what can go wrong when shortcuts are taken, or personal bias is allowed to creep in, while pursuing the investigation of a serious crime.

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