evidence

  • Relevancy, Proof & Evaluation

    What is ‘Best Evidence’ and how it can be proved in Court?

    The main principle of the Law of Evidence is the principle of ‘Best Evidence’, which rejects hearsay evidence. “At common…

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  • Legal Shorts

    Legal Shorts; SC: Some falsehood won’t affect remaining testimony.

    Held, only on account of detecting some falsehood in statement of witness, who is otherwise consistent and reliable, his entire…

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  • Legal Shorts

    Legal Shorts; SC:Evidence found to be truthful by lower courts can’t be discarded, conviction is proper.

    Evidence of Prosecution Witnesses found by lower courts to be fully truthful.   Merely because benefit of doubt given to…

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  • Legal Shorts

    Legal Shorts; SC: All evidence of a witness can’t be discarded due to some inaccuracies or falsity in deposition.

    Inapplicability and effect of, if applied – Principles reiterated.   Held, maxim falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus has no…

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  • Legal Shorts

    Legal Shorts; When conviction can be based on a solitary witness!

    Absence of – When not material – Family of deceased persons alone deposing – Fear created by attack of accused…

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  • Legal Shorts

    Legal Shorts; FIR against Police Officer for fabricating documents and making false records can’t be quashed

    Complaint against Police Officer – Whether, barred by S. 161 of Maharashtra Police Act – Police Inspector allegedly committed offences…

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  • All types

    Burden and standard of proof in murder cases

    To prove that the accused is the murderer is one of the most difficult tasks faced by a criminal lawyer.…

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  • All types

    Separating grain from the chaff in Criminal Jurisprudence

    H.C. Underhill writes in his Book “A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence” that the judges shall determine the…

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