U.S Treaties, International Agreements and admissibility in evidence

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements; contents; admissibility in evidence (a)The Secretary of State shall cause to be compiled, edited, indexed, and published, beginning as of January 1, 1950, a compilation entitled “United States Treaties and Other International Agreements,”…

Evidential Issue: Blood-stained cloth recovered from the house of Accused

Tulsiram Kanu Versus The State-the Sessions Judge has examined in detail the Evidence in respect of the ornaments and has given reasons for his conclusion that the ornaments were not proved to be the ornaments of the deceased. The reasoning of the High Court that the accused had not made any attempt to show that the ornaments belonged to him is clearly fallacious. The failure or ommission of the appellant to prove that fact does not in any way help the prosecution in proving the guilt of the appellant.

LAW OF EVIDENCE: Pakistan Law Commission Report (4)

We have not been able to follow the objection which has nothing to do with repugnancy with the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. On the other hand if any witness is asked a leading question which is ambiguous, it becomes the duty of the Judge to direct the party to put a question which may be followed by the witness. The Court is also competent to disallow any question which is otherwise indecent.

Section 165 of Evidence Act: Judge’s power to put questions or order production

The Judge may, in order to discover or to obtain proper proof of relevant facts, ask any question he pleases, in any form, at any time, of any witness, or of the parties, about any fact relevant or irrelevant; and may order the production of any document or thing; and neither the parties nor their agents shall be entitled to make any objection to any such question or order, nor, without the leave of the Court