Court should be overcautious before relying on evidence with which witness has not been confronted: Supreme Court while upholding NDPS conviction

"... a Court should be overcautious to place reliance on a piece of evidence with which the concerned witness has not been confronted despite an opportunity to do so", the Court said.
Court should be overcautious before relying on evidence with which witness has not been confronted: Supreme Court while upholding NDPS conviction

The Supreme Court recently emphasised that courts must be careful before relying on evidence that the concerned witness has not been confronted with (Raveen Kumar v. State of Himachal Pradesh).

The Court made the observation while dismissing an appeal made by a man accused of possessing contraband who was convicted to a two-year imprisonment term under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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