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Section 119- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The Indian Evidence Act,1872

119. Dumb witnesses –

A witness who is unable to speak may give his evidence in any other manner in which he can make it intelligible, as by writing or by signs; but such writing must be written and the signs made in open Court. Evidence so given shall be deemed to be oral evidence.

COMMENTS

Where the witness is dumb, recording of his evidence should be of his signs and not interpretation of signs; Prakash Chand v. State of Himachal Pradesh, 1999 (1) Crimes 675 (HP).

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