Courts cannot assume witness has good reputation just because he is educated or God-fearing: Supreme Court

The top court explained that it is the "conduct of a witness" under Section 8 of the Evidence Act that is relevant to determining a witness' reputation.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

Courts cannot assume that a witness has good reputation only because he is educated and God-fearing, the Supreme Court recently said while setting aside the conviction of a man in a murder case [Harvinder Singh vs State of Himachal Pradesh].

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