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witness be declared hostile--Can evi- dence of a hostile witness be accepted-- Evidence Act Sec. 105--onus of proving ... witnesses. [451 F] 9. Merely because a witness is declared hostile it does not make him unreliable
Supreme Court of India
- Cites 17 - Cited by 271 -
1977 AIR 170
- S M Fazalali - Full Document
sought the permission of the court to declare the witness hostile and "cross-examine him on the ground that ... cross- examine his own witness describing him as hostile witness does not completely efface his evidence. The evidence remains admissible
Supreme Court of India
- Cites 24 - Cited by 76 - Sethi - Full Document
Evidence Act (1 of 1872) ss. 8 and 154-'Hostile' witness-Weight of evidence of-Silence as conduct. Code ... witness requests the court to declare him a "hostile" witness and with the leave of the court cross-examines
Supreme Court of India
- Cites 33 - Cited by 56 -
1976 AIR 294
- R S Sarkaria - Full Document
first question is whether the evidence of a hostile witness is liable to be totally rejected? The Supreme Court ... several judgments held that the evidence of a hostile witness could not be totally rejected, if given in favour
Andhra High Court
- Cites 20 - Cited by 0 -
2005 (1) ALD Cri 286
- G Yethirajulu - Full Document
message; consequently, the accused went into his room. The witness then left for patrol duty, after telling the accused about ... also been sought from the evidence of the hostile witnesses, PWs 3 and 4. B. Circumstantial Evidence. (i) The circumstance
Supreme Court of India
- Cites 39 - Cited by 126 -
AIR 1976 SC 294
- R Sarkaria - Full Document
Coles [1866] 1 P. & D. 70 a hostile witness is one who, from the manner in which he gives ... laid down in the High Court that a hostile witness was one who was not desirous of telling the truth
Calcutta High Court
- Cites 12 - Cited by 0 -
AIR 1931 Cal 401
- Rankin - Full Document
held, that though the panch witness Mangibai is a hostile witness, such portion of the hostile witness which is worth ... first of all contended that the testimony of the hostile witness could not have been relied upon for recording conviction
Supreme Court of India
- Cites 16 - Cited by 3 - G S Misra - Full Document
becoming a witness due to fear of accused. Though Radheyshyam (PW4) has been declared hostile but his statement is quite ... witness, whose statement would crucial to decide the fate of this case. Even though he has been declared hostile
Rajasthan High Court
- Cites 16 - Cited by 0 - Full Document
Gujarat High Court R/Cr.A/977/2008 Cav Judgment vs State Of ... on 7
Gujarat High Court
- Cites 23 - Cited by 0 - Full Document
case, whether or not to declare a witness hostile is solely within the discretion of the Court. The impugned order ... submitted that an order declaring or not declaring a witness hostile, is a final order and not an interlocutory
Gujarat High Court
- Cites 15 - Cited by 0 - H.N.Devani,&Nbsp; - Full Document
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