MANU/SC/0060/1968

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Decided On: 02.12.1968

Appellants: Nishi Kant Jha
Vs.
Respondent: The State of Bihar

JUDGMENT

Mitter, J.

1. The main question involved in this appeal is, whether the statement of the appellant recorded by a village Mukhiya before he was handed over to the police is admissible in evidence; and if so, whether the court could reject a part thereof and rely on the remainder along with other evidence adduced to hold him guilty of an offence he was charged with. The evidence against the appellant was all circumstantial and there can be no doubt that if

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