Section 161 CrPC statements relevant while determining prima facie case against accused during bail hearing: Supreme Court

The Court noted that while granting bail to a person accused of rape and murder, the High Court ignored the materials on record including incriminating statements of witnesses under Sections 164/161 of CrPC.
[From L to R] Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice V Ramasubramanian
[From L to R] Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice V Ramasubramanian

The Supreme Court recently observed that statements made to Police under Section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) may not be admissible in evidence, but are relevant for determining whether or not a prima facie case is made out against the accused during his bail plea hearing [Indresh Kumar v. State of Uttar Pradesh and Another].

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