Whether Doctor's Certification mandatory for recording Dying Declarations? SC answers [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel April 30 2019

The Supreme Court on Tuesday had occasion to make certain pertinent observations regarding dying declarations as proof of conviction.

A three-Judge Bench of Justices NV Ramana, MM Shantanagouder and S Abdul Nazeer noted that reliable dying declarations can be made the sole basis for conviction. Further, if the dying declaration in question is otherwise proved to be reliable, there is no need to insist on certification of the same by a doctor.

To this end, the Bench observed . . .

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