The Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023 (Repeal and Replace the Indian Evidence Act, 1872)
Kush Kalra
  • ISBN 13 : 9788119119233
  • year : 2024
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
The Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023 replaces the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. It retains most provisions of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 including those on confessions, relevancy of facts, and burden of proof. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 provides for two kinds of evidence- Documentary Evidence and Oral Evidence. Documental Evidence includes primary (original documents) and Secondary Evidence includes (that proves the contents of original). The Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023 retains the distinction. It includes electronic records in the definition of documents. Under the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 electronic records are categorized as secondary evidence. The Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023 classifies electronic records as primary evidence. It expands such records to include information stored in semiconductor memory or any communication devices (smartphones, laptops etc.) This book is a well researched and documented contribution to Courts, Advocates and legal academia. This book would particularly inspire the young advocates and law students to take up cases of Evidence with zeal and enthusiasm as sections comparative analysis of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023 is provided at length in this book. The beauty of this book is that it will be of good use to everyone in the profession of Law who would be interested in understanding about new Evidence law of India.