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Evidence of deaf and dumb Rape victim:Bombay HC

Evidence of deaf and dumb Rape victim:Bombay HC

Section 119 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 states that a witness who is not able to speak may give their evidence in any other manner in which it can be intelligible – by writing or through sign language; however, such communication by writing or by sign language must be in the open court.  Recently,…

Hostile Witness

Hostile Witness

“I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” These words are uttered by every witness as he takes his place behind the solid, wooden columns of the witness box, professing his unmitigated devotion in the sacrilegious duty of aiding the public justice system in assessing guilt and uncovering truth….