4 March 2024

Search Results for Tag : Child Witness


Delhi HC: Child Witnesses Can be Pliable, Easily Influenced(13.07.2016)

Delhi HC has observed that though child witnesses are "dangerous" as they could be easily influenced, there was no obstacle in accepting their evidenc.....

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SC: Conviction Can Be Based on Solitary Evidence of Child Witness, If It Inspires Confidence(29.05.2017)

Supreme Court has confirmed conviction of a woman for murder of her husband, based on testimony of her 12-year old son that he saw her presence in the.....

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Supreme Court: How to Determine Capability of Child Witness(25.07.2019)

Supreme Court has ruled that child witness in a criminal case cannot be termed incompetent just because they were unable to identify the person before.....

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Chhattisgarh High Court: Evidence of Child Witness if Found Competent Could be Basis of Conviction(02.09.2019)

Chhattisgarh High Court has ruled that testimony of a child witness can be the sole basis for conviction in a criminal trial. The Court observed that .....

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'Child Witness Prone to Tutoring': Calcutta HC Acquits Man Convicted for Murdering His Wife(25.05.2022)

Calcutta High Court has set aside the order convicting husband for the murder of his wife on the ground that the child witness being of extremely tend.....

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Kerala HC: Child Witness Can be Recalled if Necessary for Just Decision(16.12.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that statutory bar imposed on Special Courts by Section 33(5) of POCSO to ensure that a child is not repeatedly called to t.....

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SC: Courts Must Make Preliminary Examination of Child Witnesses Before Recording Evidence(06.07.2023)

Supreme Court has held that before recording evidence of a minor/child witness, it is the duty of a Judicial Officer to ask preliminary questions to h.....

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