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 LLB (Hons.) 3 year

III

Law of Evidence

 

 

LAW OF EVIDENCE

Module – I           Introduction

  • Definitions – Court, Fact, Fact in Issue, Relevant Facts, Evidence, Document, Proved, Disproved & Not Proved, Oral, Documentary & Hearsay Evidence
  • Standard or Degree of Proof in Civil / Criminal Proceeding
  • May presume, Shall Presume & Conclusive Proof

Module – II          Relevancy of Facts

  • Res Gestae
  • Facts which are Occasion, Cause & Effect
  • Motive, Preparation & Conduct
  • Explanatory or Introductory facts & Test Identification Parade
  • Evidence to Prove Conspiracy
  • Inconsistent Facts (Plea of Alibi)

Module – III         Admissions & Confessions

3.1                   Definition of Admission

3.2                   Persons whose Admissions are Relevant & Against Whom Admission may be Proved

3.3                   Admissions how far Relevant & Evidentiary Value of Admissions

3.4                   Definition & Evidentiary Value of Confession

3.5                   Confessions carrying Inculpatory & Exculpatory Statements

3.6                   Extra Judicial Confession, Confession caused by Threat, Confession to Police & Confession of Co-accused

Module – IV         Statements by Persons who cannot be called as Witnesses

4.1                   Dying Declaration – Essentials & Evidentiary Value

4.2                   Relevancy of Evidence in Prior Judicial Proceeding

4.3                   Statements made under Special Circumstances

4.4                   Judgments of Court when Relevant

4.5                   Opinions of third persons when Relevant

4.6                   Character when Relevant 

Module – V           Proof

5.1                   Facts which need not be proved

5.2                   Oral Evidence

5.3                   Documentary Evidence

5.4                   Admissibility of Electronic Record

5.5                   Exclusion of Oral by Documentary Evidence

Module – VI         Production & Effect of Evidence

6.1                   Burden of Proof

6.2                   Survivorship & Death

6.3                   Presumptions

6.4                   Estoppel

6.5                   Witnesses & Privileged Communications

6.6                   Examination of Witnesses

Suggested Reading:

  1. Monir, Law of Evidence, Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd, 2006
  2. Rattan Lal Dheeraj Lal, Law of Evidence, Lexis Nexis, 2011
  3. GS Pande, Indian Evidence Act, Allahabad Law Agency, 1996
  4. Avtar Singh, Principles of Law of Evidence, Central Law Publications, 2013
  5. Satish Chandra, Indian Evidence Act, Allahabad Law Agency, 2007
  6. Batuk Lal, Law of Evidence, Central Law Agency, 1990