Category Archives: Law of Evidence

Law of Evidence

Motive, Preparation and Conduct

Let us discuss the concepts of motive, preparation and conduct in further detail in light of the provisions of section 8 of the Evidence Act. Introduction Per section 8 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the motive with which a person commits a certain act or the preparation which he makes towards the commission of the act is… Read More »

Law Relating to Presumption

The term “presumption” refers to an affirmative or non-affirmative illation pertaining to a doubtful fact or proposition and drawn by following a process of probable reasoning from something substantive.[1] Section 4 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, enunciates the law of presumption. It defines three phrases- “May presume”, “Shall presume” and “Conclusive proof”. May Presume Per section 4… Read More »