Conviction in murder case cannot be based solely on extra-judicial confession of co-accused: Supreme Court

The Court held that in the absence of any substantive evidence against the accused, the extra-judicial confession allegedly made by the co-accused loses its significance.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently reiterated that extra-judicial confession is a weak piece of evidence and when made by the co-accused, it can be admitted only as a corroborative piece of evidence [Chandrapal v. State of Chhattisgarh].

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