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Diya Arvind   18 February 2022

legal maxim

what ia the scope of the maxim "Suppressio Veri and Suggestio Falsi"?


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Aarushi   18 February 2022

The Latin maxim “Suppressio Veri and Suggestio Falsi” literally means concealing the truth or giving false statements. This maxim forms a Rule of Equity and a Rule of Law. Both the concealment of truth and falsely giving a statement is equally wrong in the eyes of Law. Suggstio Falsi forms the basis of Section 192 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) according to which whoever makes a false statement in the court of Law with the intention of producing it as evidence before the Court is said to have fabricated false evidence. Sppressio Veri finds its application in Law of Contract, where if a party conceals some kind of information related to the contract, then the contract becomes voidable at the option of the other party. Both of these above constitute a fraud committed by a party and holds legal liability.

K.K. Anathan Pillai v. State of Kerela

In this case, the party that had appeared before the Court had not disclosed certain information before the Court in order to get a stay order. When the Court found this, it was deemed that the said stay order which was given on the basis of concealed information shall be considered invalid.

Nand Lal v. State of Jammu & Kashmir

The Court observed that the relevant facts of the case were not mentioned in the writ petition filed by the petitioner and thus the case was dismissed even without a trial.

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