1- SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT
This Act may be called the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
It extends to the whole of India and applies to all judicial proceedings in or before any Court, including Courts-martial, other than Courts-martial convened under the Army Act (44 & 45 Vict., c. 58), the Naval Discipline Act (29 & 30 Vict., c. 109) or the Indian Navy (Discipline) Act, 1934 (34 of 1934) or the Air Force Act (7 Geo. 5, c. 51) but not to affidavits presented to any Court or Officer, nor to proceedings before an arbitrator;
and it shall come into force on the first day of September, 1872.