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Section 76- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The Indian Evidence Act,1872

76. Certified copies of Public Documents –

Every 1public officer having the custody of a public document, which any person has a right to inspect, shall give that person on demand a copy of it on payment of the legal fees therefor together with a certificate written at the foot of such copy that it is a true copy of such document or part thereof, as the case may be, and such certificate shall be dated and subscribed by such officers with his name and his official title, and shall be sealed whenever such officer is authorized by law to make use of a seal, and such copies so certified shall be called certified copies.

Explanation

Any officer who, by the ordinary course of official duty, is authorized to deliver such copies, shall be deemed to have the custody of such documents within the meaning of this section.

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1. A Village-officer in the Punjab has been declared for the purposes of this Act to be a public officer having the custody of a public document see the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887 (17 of 1887), section 151(2).

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