Category Archives: Law of Evidence

Law of Evidence

Admission and Confession

As the definition of admission is also applicable to that of confession and confession comes under the topic of ‘admission,’ it can be inferred that admission is a broader term and it covers confessions. INTRODUCTION Admission, as defined under section 17 of The Indian Evidence Act, 1872: “An admission is a statement, oral or documentary or contained in… Read More »

Important Definitions Under Law of Evidence

One great object of the Evidence Act is to prevent laxity in the admissibility of Evidence Act and to introduce a more correct and uniform rule of practice than was previously in vogue. This article is about the important definitions of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 which help in analyzing how legal terms in the evidence act are to… Read More »

Relevancy of Facts

Introduction Not everything holds value in the court of law, only certain events, physical or abstract that are brought to court’s notice, through legal means, hold relevancy. Every event is a fact in itself and is made up of a number of facts. The law of Evidence was developed to chalk out the rule and principles to prove… Read More »

An Introduction To The Law of Evidence in India

BRIEF HISTORY OF LAW OF EVIDENCE In order to trace the history of the Law of Evidence in our country, we have to see three different periods: Ancient Hindu Period, Ancient Muslim Period and British Period. THE ANCIENT HINDU PERIOD: It was that period when Hindu Raj was there, and the source of information relating to Law of… Read More »

ACCOMPLICE EVIDENCE

An accomplice means a person who has taken part in the commission of a crime. When an offence is committed by more than one person in concert, every one participating in its commission is an accomplice. Conspirators lay their plot in secret; they execute it ruthlessly and do not leave much evidence behind. Often, therefore, the police have… Read More »

PRESUMPTION OF FACTS

Section 114: Court may presume existence of certain facts– The Court may presume the existence of any fact which it thinks likely to have happened, regard being had to the common course of natural events, human conduct and public and private business, in their relation to the facts of the particular case. Illustrations The Court may presume. –… Read More »

DYING DECLARATION

Section 32- Cases in which statements of relevant fact by person who is dead or cannot be found etc. is relevant– Statement written or verbal, or relevant facts made by a person who is dead, or who cannot be found, or who has become incapable of giving evidence, or whose attendance cannot be procured without an amount of… Read More »