Not illegal for Police to procure Fingerprints without Magistrate order, SC [Read Judgment]January 14 2019
The Supreme Court has clarified that the police can procure the fingerprint evidence during investigation, even in the absence of a Magistrate order.
While dismissing an appeal filed against a High Court acquittal in a murder case, the Bench of Justices NV Ramana and MM Shantanagoudar noted,
"... it cannot be held that... fingerprint evidence was illegally obtained merely due to the absence of a magisterial order authorizing the same.
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