Conviction cannot be based solely on 'last seen' circumstance: Supreme Court acquits murder accused

The Court was of the view that the 'last seen' doctrine has very limited application, if the time lag between the time the deceased was seen last with the accused and the time of murder, is narrow.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

An accused cannot be convicted solely on the basis of 'last seen' circumstance, the Supreme Court recently said while acquitting three persons convicted for the murder of a 7-year-old boy [Jabir and Others v. State of Uttarakhand].

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