Indian Evidence Act’s four most important questions

The whole base of the Indian Evidence Act is pillared on four questions:
Answer: Evidence is given for Facts (Facts in Issue and Relevant Facts)
Note that evidence is not given for Law.

Answer: Evidence for facts is given orally called Oral Evidence or by proper documents called Documentary Evidence.KEEP READING

Difference between Public and Private Documents

1. Section 74 of the Indian Evidence Act defines public documents –

Documents forming the act or records of sovereign authority namely Parliament, Legislative Assemblies, official bodies, tribunals, public officers or any part of India or of Commonwealth or foreign country.

Section 75 says that all other documents other than public and private documents.KEEP READING

Privileged Communications under the Indian Evidence Act

Evidence plays an integral part in a trial as it helps in reaching a conclusion and deliver a judgement. Evidence can be oral, documentary or in electronic form. A witness can be testified on any event that he has seen or heard.

Certain communications are protected and cannot be adduced as evidence, and are known as privileged communications. Let us learn more.KEEP READING

Primary and Secondary Evidence

Section 62 says that primary evidence means the original document itself. The evidence which is not secondary is primary.

Section 61 of Evidence Act says that the content of a document can be proved by two modes – primary evidence or secondary evidence.

It means there is no other prescribed method by law for proving the content of a document.

Confession in Police Custody

The main issue of concern is whether a confession given to police officer is admissible or not, and what is the relevancy of confession given to police.

Section 25 of the Indian Evidence Act says that a confession made to a police officer is not admissible in the eyes of the law and cannot be proved against the person who made that confession.KEEP READING

Indian Evidence Act Summary

Year the Indian Evidence Act Act was passed- 1872
Date the Indian Evidence Act was enacted(meaning passed)- 15 March 1872
Date the Indian Evidence Act was commenced(meaning begin; come into action)- 1 September 1872KEEP READING

Direct and Circumstantial Evidence in Indian Evidence Act

Direct Evidence
It means any fact which without the intervention of any other fact proves the existence of a fact in issue.

A is tried for causing grievous hurt to B with a club. C deposes to the fact that he saw the accused, inflicting the blow, which caused the grievous hurt. The evidence adduced (mentioned, pointed out, cite as evidence) by C is direct evidence.KEEP READING

1. Short title, extent and commencement. This Act may be called the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir and applies to all judicial proceedings in or before any Court, including Court Martial, other than Court Martial convened underKEEP READING

2. Repeal of enactments. This section was repealed by the Repealing Act 1938. Read Indian Evidence Act in a beautiful, systematic way. Read Evidence Act each section wise. Download beautiful, colourful PDF for Evidence Act.KEEP READING

3. Interpretation Clause. In this Act the following words and expressions are used in the following sense. Unless a contrary intention appears from the context- Court- Includes all Judges and Magistrates, and all persons, except arbitrators, legally authorised to take evidence. Fact- Fact means and includes- i) any thing, stateKEEP READING

5. Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts. Evidence may be given in any suit or proceeding of the existence or non-existence of every fact in issue and of such other facts which are declared to be relevant, and of no others. Note- This section shall notKEEP READING

6. Relevancy of facts forming part of same transaction. Facts which, though not in issue, are so connected with a fact in issue as to form part of the same transaction, are relevant, whether they occurred at the same time and place or at different times and places. Illustrations- (a) AKEEP READING

7. Facts which are occasion, cause or effect of facts in issue. Facts which are occasion, cause or effect, immediate or otherwise, of relevant facts, or facts in issue, or which constitute the state of things under which they happened, or which afforded an opportunity for their occurrence or transaction,KEEP READING

8. Motive preparation and previous or subsequent conduct. Any fact is relevant which shows or constitutes a motive or preparation for any fact in issue or relevant fact. The conduct of any party, or of any agent to any party, to any suit or proceeding, in reference to such suit orKEEP READING

9. Facts necessary to explain or introduce relevant facts. Facts necessary to explain or introduce a fact in issue or relevant fact, or which support or rebut an inference suggested by a fact in issue or relevant fact, or which establish the identity of any thing or person whose identityKEEP READING

10. Things said or done by conspirator in reference to common design. Where there is reasonable ground to believe that two or more persons have conspired together to commit an offence or an actionable wrong, anything said, done or written by any one of such persons in reference to theirKEEP READING

11. When Facts not otherwise relevant become relevant. Facts not otherwise relevant, are relevant, a- if they are inconsistent with any fact in issue or relevant fact. b- if by themselves or in connection with other facts they make the existence or non- existence of any fact in issue orKEEP READING

12. In suits for damages, facts tending to enable Court to determine amount are relevant. In suits in which damages are claimed, any fact which will enable the Court to determine the amount of damages which ought to be awarded is relevant. Read Indian Evidence Act in a beautiful, systematicKEEP READING

13. Facts relevant when right or custom is in question. Where the question is as to existence of any right or custom, the following facts are relevant; (a) Any transaction by which the right or custom in question was created, claimed modified, recognised, asserted or denied, or which was inconsistentKEEP READING