Validity of emails n civil / criminal court cases


Can EMAIL communication be used as an evidence to prove our stand in Civil Cases . What are the requirements to prove the truthfulness of the EMAILs . One thing I can think would be the .pst ( MS OUTLOOK ) OR .nsf ( LOTUS NOTES )  file created on the local hard disk that holds the EMAILs  in electronic form. 

What else is required to prove our EMAILs in Court 

 

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RAHUL GUPTA 

 
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mr.gupta. you have raised an important question of law regarding evidentiary value of e- writings.no law is made about it.judge-made law is not at least clear to me.emails are mutually exchanged between twp persons who may turn out to be opponents in civil or criminal cases.section 3-interpretation clause defines the word evidence.by reading, defination of oral evidence, emails are not recorded in court, so it is not oral evidence. act defines word document. but it does not cover such emails.now act adds thatall documents including electronics record produced for the inspection of the court, is a documentary evidence. but i doubt if such E-Record includes emails. but in my humble view, emails may be used as estopells or admissions. prepare hard disc and produce in the court  at its discretions-prakash chandra jain advocate indore.free consultation on-09479848437.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 
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Yes under IT Act 

 
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