Minor variations in statements not sufficient to discredit Prosecution Witness, Delhi HC

Aditi Singh January 9 2019
St Stephen's College

The Delhi High Court has held that minor variations in statements which do not affect the crux of the case of the prosecution are natural and not sufficient to discredit the prosecution witness.

The judgment was delivered by a Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and IS Mehta in an appeal against the acquittal of the accused on the premise that the testimony of the child prosecutrix was untrustworthy due to many variations, contradictions and inconsistencies.

In September 2013 . . .

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