Conviction can be based on voluntary extra-judicial confession, Supreme Court

Aditi Singh October 3 2018
CrPC, arbitration

The Supreme Court has held that if the extra-judicial confession of an accused is voluntary, a conviction can be based on it.

Acknowledging that extra-judicial confession is a weak piece of evidence and must be corroborated by other prosecution evidence to inspire confidence, the Court stated,

"Extra-judicial confession of accused need not be corroborated in all cases."

It further observed that the rule of prudence does not require that each and every . . .

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