Prosecution cannot shift burden of proof to accused by resorting to Section 106 Indian Evidence Act: Supreme Court

The apex court acquitted the accused in a murder case, noting the prosecution failed to prove the chain of circumstances leading to the guilt of the accused.
Supreme Court, Justice Sanjiv khanna, Justice Belatrivedi
Supreme Court, Justice Sanjiv khanna, Justice Belatrivedi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that if the prosecution has failed to prove the basic facts alleged against the accused, the burden of proof cannot then be shifted to the accused by resorting to Section 106 of the Indian Evidence Act [Satye Singh and another v. State of Uttarakhand]

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