Value of statement recorded by police u/s 162 of crpc when s


Value of statement recorded by police u/s 162 of crpc when said witness is dead

 
  We have analysed the statement of the deceased Kalu made to the police under Section 161 Cr.P.C. We do not find that the statement of the deceased was in regard to the cause of his death, or as to any of the circumstances of the transaction which resulted in his death. The statement is in regard to the accused's involvement in the abduction of a boy and has no remote connection or reference to the death of the deceased and thus would not be admissible under Section 32 of the Evidence Act. The statement recorded by the police although could be proved as there would not be any bar under Section 162 Cr.P.C. for proof of such statement, but it would not be admissible under Section 32 of the Evidence Act, and thus it could not have been relied upon by the prosecution to prove the motive for commission of the crime by the accused appellant.


Supreme Court of India
Vinay D. Nagar vs State Of Rajasthan on 3 March, 2008

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