Is Certificate under Evidence Act mandatory for production of Electronic Evidence? SC refers question to larger Bench

Shruti Mahajan July 28 2019
prosecution

The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a larger Bench the question pertaining to the requirement of certification for the production of electronic evidence under Section 65B(4) of the Indian Evidence Act.

A two-judge Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Navin Sinha observed that with an increased dependence on electronic evidence during an investigation, an earlier decision of the Supreme Court passed in 2018 by a two-judge Bench needs to be reconsidered. The order says,

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