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ashok kumar (Social Worker)     04 November 2014

Contradictions in complainant witnesses

Contradictions in Complainant Witnesses

During Cross examination, contradictions emerges in the testimony of the witness (complainant) regarding the sequence of events, places etc

What is the impact of such contradictions in a criminal trial?

Pl help with some case laws regarding contradictions in criminal trial


 4 Replies

wismay (proprietor)     04 November 2014

If witness is contradicting his most of the statements made under 161 crpc, you can make him hostile, on the contrary,minor contradictions will not affect out come of the case.

sridhar pasumarthy (ADVOCATE)     04 November 2014

If contradictions are pertaining to material aspects, accused can claim benefit of doubt.

ashok kumar (Social Worker)     04 November 2014

Wismayji, What if the contradictions surface during the cross Exam of complainant by accussed

Kappil Cchandna (Expert Bail & Criminal Defence Lawyer at Delhi Supreme Court of India)     04 November 2014

Dear, Contradictions weak there case, draft all the contradictions and take their benefit. Adv kapip chandna, 9899011450

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