Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Why statement of witness is recorded U/S 164 of CRPC?

Object for recording statements of a witness under section 164 of the code is three-fold:
  1. To deter witness from changing their versions subsequently: and
  2. To get over the immunity from the prosecution in regard to information given by the witness under section 162 of the code. Another reason for recording statement of witnesses under the section 164 of the code is to minimize the chance of changing the versions by the witness at the unit under the fear of being involved in perjury.
  3. To obtain authentic version of statement of witness at early stage as it is recorded before Magistrate which has more authenticity than statement recorded before police.
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