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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
- Cites 34 - Cited by 53 -
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
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 13 - Cited by 0 -
AIR 1931 Cal 401
- Rankin - Full Document
permission was sought by the prosecution to declare this witness hostile and to cross examine the witness. It is contended ... that the testimony of the hostile witness is of no consequence and the testimony of such hostile witness cannot
Bombay High Court
- Cites 12 - Cited by 0 -
2003 BomCR Cri
- D Sinha - Full Document
witness Hitesh Bhalchandra Raval has been declared to be hostile witness at the request of Assistant Public Prosecutor. 2. Facts ... Public Prosecutor, whereby the witness was declared to be hostile witness. It further appears that the petitioner filed an application
Gujarat High Court
- Cites 30 - 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
said prosecution witness (P.W.2) as a hostile witness, since he did not support the prosecution case ... been treated by the court below only as a hostile witness and permitted the petitioner / complainant to cross-examine
Madras High Court
- Cites 14 - Cited by 0 - Full Document
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
- Cites 16 - Cited by 0 -
2005 (2) ALD Cri 36
- P Narayana - 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
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