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Section 61- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The Indian Evidence Act,1872

61. Proof of contents of documents –

The contents of documents may be proved either by primary or by secondary evidence.


Admission of contents

Admission of documents amounts to admission of contents but not its truth; Life Insurance Corporation of India v. Narmada Agarwalla, AIR 1993 Ori 103.

A man may lie but a document will never lie; Afzauddin Ansary v. State of West Bengal, (1997) 2 Crimes 53 (Cal).

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