A statement under Section 342 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (now Section 313) cannot be regarded as evidence. The observations in the latter case are equally pertinent wherein it has been held that a defence taken by one accused cannot, in law, be treated as evidence against his co-accused. As already observed, Section 315 of the Code of Criminal Procedure now makes an accused a competent witness in his defence.

Criminal Law—Enquiry—Observations and findings in report of Commission are only meant for information of Government—Acceptance of report of Commission by Government would only suggest that being bound by Rule of law and having duty to act fairly, it has endorsed to act upon it—Courts are not bound by report of finding of Commission of Inquiry—Courts have to arrive at their […]

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