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

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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