Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Legalities of recording a live conversation not on the phone

I am wondering the legalities of the following:

Is it legal to record a conversation you are having with someone in India?  The conversation is not being held over the telephone but in your office.  I have read the Telegraph Act and it only refers to phone converstations- however, I am wondering about live conversations. 

If it permissible in the court if one person knows the conversation is being recorded and they are the person that is recording the conversation? 

If it is legal can it be used in court?   

Are there any statutes or legal precedents where this was permitted? 

What is the legal procedure or law if any?  I only found the Telegraph Act. 

If it is not legal, can it still be admitted to court under special provisions?


If the other person knows and consents to the recording it is legally valid, if however he is unaware of the recording this is termed a sting operation and has to be corroborated with tangible supportive evidence. A word of caution, this may make a foundation for defamation suit.

What if you are the one recording and having the conversation? Also what if the person that you are recording is threatening you?  How else will you prove this?




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