Failure of Trial Court to consider explanation of accused under Section 313, CrPC could endanger conviction: Supreme Court

Under this section, the accused is given an opportunity to offer an explanation after the Prosecution has closed evidence. This opportunity is a valuable right and cannot be brushed aside lightly, the Court said.
Failure of Trial Court to consider explanation of accused under Section 313, CrPC could endanger conviction: Supreme Court
Supreme Court emphasized the importance of Section 313 of CrPC in its judgment delivered on Tuesday

The Supreme Court today emphasised on the importance of the right of the accused to offer an explanation under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) terming this right a valuable one in seeking justice.

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