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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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found out whether he has to be treated as hostile witness, invoking Section 154 of the said ... controversy over the meaning of the terms 'hostile' witness, 'adverse' witness, 'unfavourable' witness which had given rise to considerable difficulty
Madras High Court
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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
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cited the witness had been shown to be a hostile witness so that no question arose as to the limits ... therefore made to the District Judge to declare the witness hostile and to allow the proponent to cross-examine
Madras High Court
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with regard to the evidence of the hostile witness. The contention was advanced that the evidence of the hostile witnesses ... true that once a person is deposing as a hostile witness, the Court has to be cautious and circumscribed
Gujarat High Court
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prosecution is at liberty to declare a witness hostile at any point of time and no-doubt, the Court ... have to record certain reasons while declaring the witness hostile. Except this, it cannot be laid down as a hard
Andhra High Court
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