What the Supreme Court held about police evidence not backed by independent witnesses

Shruti Mahajan February 16 2019
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The Supreme Court has held that there is no legal proposition to say that evidence produced by police officials is unworthy of acceptance without the support of an independent witness.

This observation was made in the verdict passed in the case of Kripal Singh v. the State of Rajasthan, by the Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi.

“There is no such legal proposition that the evidence of police officials unless supported . . .

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