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Neha Goel, Advocate

Advisory Board

S.C. Khunger, Advocate

Rohit Bansal, Advocate

Varinder Singh Kanwar, Advocate

Hittan Nehra, Advocate

Judgments on Interested Witnesses

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Interested Witnesses

Interested Witnesses — Mere fact that some of the witnesses are interested witnesses, that by itself is not a ground to discard their evidence when the evidence taken as a whole supports the case of the prosecution.

Interested Witnesses

Interested Witnesses — It is trite law that the testimony of injured witnesses entitled to great weight and it is unlikely that they would spare the real culprit and implicate an innocent person. Of course, there is no immutable rule of appreciation of evidence that the evidence of injured witnesses should be mechanically accepted, it also be in consonance with probabilities.

Interested Witnesses

Interested Witnesses — Criterion for judging credibility of a witness — Whether witnesses are interested persons and whether they had deposed out of some motive cannot be the sole criterion for judging credibility of a witness, but the main criterion would be whether their physical presence at the place of occurrence was possible and probable — Jaishree v. State of U.P. (2005) 9 SCC 788 relied.  

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Interested Witnesses

Interested Witnesses — Mere fact that PW 1 and PW 2 are son and brother of the deceased, that itself is not a ground to disbelieve their evidence.

Monday, January 03, 2011
Interested Witnesses

Interested Witnesses — Murder of the husband committed in front of the wife — Wife, held, cannot be branded as an interested witness — If such a wide proposition  was to be accepted the evidence of all the witnesses who were relatives of a victim of a violent crime would be rendered unacceptable.

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