74. Public documents.
The following documents are public documents-
(1) Documents forming the acts, or records of the acts-
(i) of the sovereign authority,
(ii) of official bodies and tribunals, and
(iii) of public officers, legislative, judicial and executive, [of any part of India or of the Commonwealth], or of a foreign country;
(2) Public records kept in any State of private documents.
*Certified copy of will is not a public document within meaning of section 74.
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