Justice cannot be made sterile by exaggerated adherence to the rule of proof, Supreme Court [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel March 13 2019

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court recently made pertinent observations concerning the manner in which evidence in criminal cases should be appreciated. The judgment passed by the Bench of Justices NV RamanaMM Shantanagoudar and Indira Banerjee notes,

"As observed by this Court in the case of State of H.P. v. Lekh Raj...a criminal trial cannot be equated with a mock scene from a stunt film...

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