What the Supreme Court said about Circumstantial Evidence to establish guilt [Read judgment]

Shruti Mahajan April 16 2018
Circumstantial Evidence

The Supreme Court today held that in cases where prosecution rests on circumstantial evidence, it must place and prove all the necessary circumstances, which would constitute a complete chain without a snap.

A Bench of Justices AK Sikri and RK Agrawal held that guilt of an accused in a criminal case cannot be fixed based merely on incriminatory circumstance unless it is backed by “reliable and clinching evidence”.

The Court was deciding a case of . . .

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