65(b) evidence act

Please share the citation of judgement passed by Supreme Court that electronic record (computer output-CD) can be admissible in evidence even in absence of certificate under section 65(B) of Evidence Act.
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There are following citations online, but are bit confusing as if trying to over smart each other : (1) State (NCT of Delhi) v. Navjot Sandhu & others- 2005. (2) Anvar P V v. PK Basheer & others (2014). (3) Tomaso Bruno & others v. State of U.P. (2015) 7 SCC 178. (4) Sonu v. State of Haryana 18 July 2017. (5) Shafi Mohammed v. State of Himachal Pradesh 03 April 2018.

In the age of digitisation and increasing reliance on computerised records in judicial proceedings, the Supreme Court has held that the requirement of a certificate to make an electronic evidence admissible is not mandatory "wherever interest of justice so justifies".

The top court's clarification on section 65B of Indian Evidence Act, which deals with admissibility of electronic evidence in court proceedings, will have an impact on criminal trials, where an increasing number of call details, CCTV footage, mobile video recordings and CDs are being relied upon.

Interpreting section 65B(4) of the Evidence Act, a bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit said the provision should be applied only when such electronic evidence is presented by a person who is in a position to produce such certificate.

Section 65(B) of Indian Evidence Act says that electronic records needs to be certified by a person occupying a responsible official position for being admissible as evidence ..








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