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Principle: Oral Evidence Must Always Be Direct I.E. of the Person Who Says He Saw the Event and Hearsay Evidence is No Evidence. Facts: X Was Told by Y (Whom X Trusts) that Z Has Murdered a - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Oral evidence must always be direct i.e. of the person who says he saw the event and hearsay evidence is no evidence.

Facts: X was told by Y (whom X trusts) that Z has murdered A.

Options

  • Statement of X is admissible 

  • Statement of X is not admissible because he has not seen Z murdering A 

  • Statement of X is admissible because he trusts Y and Y never tells a lie 

  • Statement of X is admissible because he is a renowned social activist and has a huge reputation to fight for the truth 

Solution

Statement of X is not admissible because he has not seen Z murdering A 

Explanation:

Statement of X is not admissible because he has not seen Z murdering A. It is clearly stated in the principle that oral evidence must be direct. It means X must state only what X saw not what X heard from someone. X  has not seen Z murdering A. X has only heard it from Y.  Therefore, X’s statement cannot be admissible.   

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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