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Law of Evidence

Accomplice

Accomplice An accomplice shall be competent witness against an accused person, except in the case of an offence punishable with Hadd and a conviction is not illegal merely because it proceeds upon the uncorroborated testimony of an…

Refreshing of memory by a Witness

Refreshing of memory by a Witness Introduction Ordinarily a witness deposes to facts from the recollection but memory fades and it is therefore very necessary that he should be allowed to assist his memory by looking at documents…

Leading Questions

Leading Questions Any statement suggesting the answer which the person putting it wishes or expects to receive, is called a leading question. It is a question framed in such a manner that it throws a hint as to, or suggests directly or…

Modes of Examination of witness

Modes of Examination of witness Examination in Chief Defination: The examination of a witness by the party who calls him shall be called his examination in chief”. Object and Purpose The purpose of the examination in chief is to lay…

Secondary Evidence when admissible

Secondary Evidence when admissible Defination: Article 74 defines secondary evidence to mean and include: Certified copies given under the provisions of QSO 1984 Copies made from the original by mechanical process. Copies made…

Impeaching the credit of witness

Impeaching the credit of witness Principle and Scope: Articles 132, 140, 141 contains provisions for impeaching the credit of a witness by cross examination. Article 151 deals with another mode of impeaching credit of a witness, viz by…