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Documents prepared at the time of investigation

Documents prepared by the authorities during the time of investigation of any crime are relevant. As per the Section 18 of Evidence Act 2031, documents prepared in the course of investigation are relevant only if the witness making such statement come to the court to testify himself/herself. However, in the following two situation the court may take recognize of such statement without coming the witness as its preliminary hearing whether to grant bail on the accused or not.

  1. It is Postmortem Report and the opinion of the expert has conformity with other circumstance evidence. The same holds good if the opponent party does not challenge the opinion of the doctors.
  2. If it is Syracuse Report , the witness need not to come to testify at preliminary hearing in the court.

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