Unsigned confession cannot be sole basis for conviction: Gauhati High Court frees man after 21 years in jail

The Court explained that a confession statement that is not signed by the magistrate who was said to have recorded it cannot be treated as a true confessional statement as per Section 164, CrPC.
Gauhati High Court
Gauhati High Court

The Gauhati High Court recently ruled that an accused cannot be convicted for a crime solely based on an unsigned confessional statement, without any other evidence to back up the allegations [Shri Kedukhoyi v. State of Nagaland].

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