The presence of suspicious circumstances naturally tends to make the initial onus very heavy; and, unless it is satisfactorily discharged, courts would be reluctant to treat the document as the last will of the testator.
The propounder can be initiated to the benefit of Section 71 of the 1872 Act only if the attesting witness/witnesses, who is/are alive and is/ are produced and in clear terms either denies /deny the […]
The legal position settled provides that a conviction can be based solely on the testimony of official witnesses subject to a condition that the evidence of such official witnesses must inspire confidence.
The protection given under Section 197 Cr P C is to protect responsible public servants against the institution of possibly vexatious criminal proceedings for offences alleged to have been committed by them while they are […]
A tendency has, however, developed for roping in all relations of the in-laws of the deceased wives in the matters of dowry deaths which, if not discouraged, is likely to affect the case of the prosecution even […]
Section 9A provides a self-contained scheme with a non-obstante clause which mandates the court to follow the provision and at the same time is a complete departure from the provisions contained in Order XIV Rule […]