EVIDENCE

Chance witness

On scrutiny of the below decisions, we find that the Hon’ble Apex Court has specifically observed that presence of witness was doubtful and no reliance can be placed on such chance witness.

(1) , AIR 1992 SC page 1433 (Rajinder Singh @ Kada v. State of Punjab),

(2) , AIR 1976 SC 2032 (Bahal Singh v. State of Haryana),

(3) , 2001(2) Crimes (SC) 49 (Sohan & Another v. State of Haryana),

(4) 1991(0) Supreme (SC) 1368, , AIR 1998 (SC) 275 (Raju Alias Rajendra v. State of Maharashtra,

(5) 2004(0) Supreme (Raj) 677 (Hirjinder Singh & Bhola v. State of Punjab,

(6) 2003(0) Supreme (Raj) p.109 (Ramswaroop and another v. State of Rajasthan),

(7) 1992(2) Crimes (HC) 755 (Rajendran and another v. State)

(8) 1996(1) Crimes (HC) 107 (Daulat Ram & Others v. State of Rajasthan).”

 

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