Trustworthy evidence This question has been definitively dealt with by a Constitution Bench of this Court in Masalti v. State of Uttar Pradesh, AIR 1965 SC 202, wherein the Court observed as […]
The evidence of an injured witness must be given due weightage being a stamped witness, thus, his presence cannot be doubted. His statement is generally considered to be very reliable and it […]
Code of conduct for expert witnesses Duty to the court 1 An expert witness has an overriding duty to assist the court impartially on relevant matters within the expert’s area of expertise. […]
Mange Ram Vs Brij Mohan and others[03-08-1983]-Whether a witness can be produced without being summoned through the Court and without his name being mentioned in the list of witnesses in Civil Suit? […]
State of Karnataka Versus K. Yarappa Reddy-As the general rule of evidence is one of prohibiting evidence on collateral issues and since it is only by way of exception that such evidence […]
The fallen Sultan was immediately raised by some of his faithful adherents and placed upon his palankeen under the arch, and on one side of the gateway, where he lay or sat for some moments faint and exhausted, until some European soldiers entered the gateway. A servant who has survived relates, that one of the soldiers seized the Sultaun’s sword-belt, and attempted to pull it off; that the Sultan, who still held his sword in his hand, made a cut at the soldier with all his remaining strength, and wounded him about the knee; on which the soldier put his piece to his shoulder, and shot the Sultan through the temple, who instantly expired.
Vadivelu Thevar Versus The State of Madras-12/04/1957-Section 134 of the Indian Evidence Act-Witness—Number of witnesses—ordinarily the Court cannot insist on plurality of witnesses for conviction for murder—It is the quality and not quantity of witness which matters.
In Dalip Singh and others vs. The State of Punjab (AIR 1953 SC 364) it has been laid down as under :- “A witness is normally to be considered independent unless he […]
Reference may be made to Section 311 of the Code which reads as follows : “311. Power to summon material witness, or examine person present – Any Court may, at any stage […]
That a Witness cannot by Law refuse to answer a Question relevant to the Matter in Issue, the answering of which has no Tendency to accuse himself or to expose him to Penalty or Forfeiture, of any Nature whatsoever, by Reason only, or on the sole Ground, that the answering of such Question
On scrutiny of the below decisions, we find that the Hon’ble Apex Court has specifically observed that presence of witness was doubtful and no reliance can be placed on such chance witness.