Facts sourced from accused who is not in "formal" police custody admissible as evidence: Supreme Court

"The expression 'custody' under Section 27 of the Evidence Act does not mean formal custody. It includes any kind of restriction, restraint or even surveillance by the police," the Court explained.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

Facts sourced from a statement made by accused is admissible as evidence during trial even if such accused is not in the "formal" custody of the police, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday [Perumal Raja vs State Rep by Inspector of Police].

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