Evidence – Collected by illegal means

It is a settled legal proposition that evidence collected even by improper or illegal means is admissible if it is relevant and its genuineness stands proved. However, the Court may be cautious while scrutinizing such evidence. In such a fact situation, it may be considered a case of procedural lapse on the part of the Investigating Officer and it should not be discarded unless the appellant satisfies the court that any prejudice has been caused to him. Madhu v. State of Karnataka, 2014 (84) ACC 329.

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