Tag: Burden of proof

Meenakshiammal (deceased by LRs) and others – Vs Chandrasekaran and another-03/11/2004

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA JUDGMENTS

Succession Act, 1925—Section 63-Will—Execution of—Burden of proof—Onus of proving Will lies on propounder—In absence of suspicious circumstances surrounding execution of Will, proof of testamentary capacity and proof of signature of testator as required by law, sufficient to discharge the onus—However, in case of existence of suspicious circumstances, onus lies on propounder to explain the genuineness of Will to the satisfaction of Court.

प्रमाण – Pramana

प्रत्यक्षानुमानागमाः प्रमाणानि॥1.7॥ तत्र प्रमाणवृत्तिं विभजन् सामान्यलक्षणम् आह — प्रत्यक्षानुमानागमाः प्रमाणानि। अनधिगततत्त्वबोधः पौरुषेयो व्यवहारहेतुः प्रमा। तत्कारणं प्रमाणम्। विभागवचनं च न्यूनाधिकसंख्याव्यवच्छेदार्थम्। तत्र सकलप्रमाणमूलत्वात् प्रथमतः प्रत्यक्षं लक्षयति — इन्द्रियेति। अर्थस्येति समारोपितत्वं निषेधति। तद्विषयेति बाह्यगोचरतया ज्ञानाकारगोचरत्वं […]