Recording the testimony of witness unable to communicate verbally: What Bombay HC held

Bar & Bench June 30 2019
immoral trafficking

Omkar Gokhale

The Bombay High Court recently reiterated the procedure to be followed for recording the testimony of a witness who is unable to communicate verbally.

In case concerning the alleged rape of a deaf and mute woman, Justice M Dhavale highlighted that such testimony should be recorded with the aid of an interpreter, who should also be administered an oath that "he would fully and correctly interpret the questions put to the witness and . . .

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