Statment of accused recorded by police during investigation can be relied in civil proceeding and supratnama proceeding

Mr. Prakash Vernekar vs State Of Goa

Bombay HC

14/06/2007

2007 CriLJ 4649

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Statment of accused recorded by police during investigation can be relied in civil proceeding and supratnama proceeding the protection under section 162, Cr. P. C. is granted to the accused and that protection is unnecessary in any proceedings other than an inquiry or trial in respect of the offence under investigation and hence the bar created by the section is a limited bar. It has no application, for example in a civil proceedings or in a proceeding under Article 32 or 226 of the Constitution and a statement made before a Police Officer in the course of investigation can be used as evidence in such proceeding, provided it is otherwise relevant under the Evidence Act.

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