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.