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A Dying Declaration Is Not Invalid Merely Because It Was Not Certified By A Doctor: SC [Read Judgment]

Akhil George
1 May 2019 8:14 AM GMT
A Dying Declaration Is Not Invalid Merely Because It Was Not Certified By A Doctor: SC [Read Judgment]

In case the person recording the dying declaration is satisfied that the declarant is in a fit medical condition to make the statement and if there are no suspicious circumstances, the dying declaration may not be invalid solely on the ground that it was not certified by the doctor. Insistence for certification by the doctor is only a rule of prudence, to be applied based on the facts and circumstances of the case. The real test is as to whether the dying declaration is truthful and voluntary",

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