23 November 2020

Search Results for Tag : testimony


Courts empowered to determine if court-martial conducted in accordance with law(14.09.2015)

High Courts cannot re-appreciate findings of court-martial, they can however interfere if findings reached are perverse. In a case where an Army Sepoy.....

Tags : Army, court martial, evidence, testimony


Court accepts rape victim’s uncorroborated testimony(16.09.2015)

In case involving rape, where the treating doctor had not been examined by the prosecution, the Court held that the testimony of the victim was wholly.....

Tags : Rape, testimony, uncorroborated


Testimony of sole witness can be relied upon in cases of mob violence(29.09.2015)

Deliberating on whether the principle espoused in Masalti v. State of U.P. would require consistent testimonies of more than one witness in cases invo.....

Tags : Mob, unlawful, sole, witness, testimony



Bombay HC Confirms Conviction of Husband Based on Minor Daughter’s Testimony(22.02.2016)

Bombay HC confirmed a Sessions court order that had sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering his wife, based on his minor daughter’s testimo.....

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Court cannot rely on unreliable witness to convict one and acquit another(03.03.2016)

An undependable and unreliable witness’s testimony cannot be split to grant benefit to some co-accused in the crime, while maintaining conviction of a.....

Tags : Unreliable witness, split testimony, acquittal


Absence of injury cannot cast doubt on rape victim’s claim(23.05.2016)

In criminal proceedings against a charge of rape, absence of injury on the body of the accused or the prosecutrix does not render her version of event.....

Tags : rape, injury, medical examination, veracity, testimony


Injured witness’s testimony to not be accepted without scrutiny(03.06.2016)

The Supreme Court cautioned that though an injured witness was “generally reliable”, nonetheless his or her testimony should still be subjected to scr.....

Tags : assault, victim, testimony, scrutiny, contradiction


Bombay High Court quashes unsubstantiated externment order(21.06.2016)

The Bombay High Court quashed an order of externment - excluding a person from a city or district - against an accused for procedural insufficiencies .....

Tags : externment, witness intimidation, in-camera testimony


Delhi HC: Trial Court Judges Should Remain Sensitive During Child’s Testimony(08.08.2016)

Delhi HC has said that trial court judges are expected to “remain sensitive” while recording statements of children and required to take active part w.....

Tags : Delhi HC , Child’s Testimony


Hyderabad HC Upholds Family Court Decision Allowing Use of Skype to Record Testimony(07.11.2016)

Hyderabad High Court while upholding a Khammam Family Court decision that allowed use of Skype to record statement of a spouse working in US, has said.....

Tags : Hyderabad High Court, Family Court, Skype, Testimony, US


Sole testimony of victim is sufficient to record conviction in offence of rape(01.02.2019)

Present appeal is preferred against the judgment passed by Additional Sessions Judge, by which learned Trial Judge has convicted and sentenced the acc.....

Tags : Conviction, Victim, Testimony


CRIMINAL - Merely Part of Witness Testimony was Found False, Entire Testimony can't Be Discarded: SC(22.02.2019)

Supreme Court has held that entire testimony of witnesses cannot be discarded only because, in certain aspects, part of the statement has not been bel.....

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CRIMINAL - Entire Testimony can't be Discarded Merely Because Part of Witness Testimony was Found False: SC(22.02.2019)

Supreme Court has held that entire testimony of witnesses cannot be discarded only because, in certain aspects, part of the statement has not been bel.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Witness Testimony


A related witness cannot be said to be an 'interested' witness merely by virtue of being a relative of victim(19.02.2019)

Present appeal is presented by the convicted Accused against the concurrent judgments of conviction and sentence passed by the Additional Sessions Jud.....

Tags : Conviction, Testimony, Eye-witnesses, Validity


Sole Testimony of Prosecutrix can be Ground for Conviction: Delhi HC(30.04.2019)

Delhi High Court has reiterated that the sole testimony of the prosecutrix if found reliable, can be the sole ground for convicting the accused and al.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Sole Testimony of Prosecutrix


SC: Conviction Can Be Based on Sole Testimony of Victim If Reliable and Trustworthy(19.10.2020)

Supreme Court has reiterated that there can be a conviction based on the sole testimony of the sexual assault victim if she is found to be reliable an.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Conviction Based on Testimony of Victim