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Section 91 of the Cr.P.C

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      Giga
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      Though Court had power to acquire any person in whose possession any document was believed
      to be which is required for trail of the case to produce, but courts cannot compel an accused to produce any evidence against him Kanti Kumari and ors. V. The State of Jharkhand.,(2013 (1) Crimes 212 (Jhar.))

      H.C. MISHRA, J.

      Petitioners were tried for offences u/s 420,467,468,471 IPC on allegations that they obtained
      appointment on basis for forged certificates –Court directed petitioner in an application moved by State u/s 91 Cr.P.C. to produce original certificates –Order amounts to petitioners being directed to produce evidence against themselves and was liable to be set aside.

      Thus, from plain reading of Section 91 of the Cr.P.C., it is apparent that though the Court has the
      power to require any person in whose possession any document is believed to be, which is required for trail of the case, to attend and produce such document, but the Section nowhere empowers the Court to compel an accused to produce any evidence against him.


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