What is evidence as to affairs of State What is Official communications What is Information as to commission of offences Section 123, 124 and 125 of Indian Evidence Act 1872

Evidence as to affairs of State, Official communications and Information as to commission of offences are defined under section 123, 124 and 125 of Indian Evidence Act 1872. Provisions under these sections are:

 

Section 123 of Evidence Act "Evidence as to affairs of State"

No one shall be permitted to give any evidence derived from unpublished official records relating to any affairs of State, except with the permission of the officer at the head of the department concerned, who shall give or withhold such permission as he thinks fit.


 

Section 124 of Evidence Act "Official communications"

No public officer shall be compelled to disclose communications made to him in official confidence, when he considers that the public interests would suffer by the disclosure.

 

Section 125 of Evidence Act "Information as to commission of offences"

No Magistrate or Police –Officer shall be compelled to say whence he got any information as to the commission of any offence, and no Revenue- Officer shall be compelled to say whence he got any information as to the commission of any offence against the public revenue.

Explanation - "Revenue-officer" in this section means any officer employed in or about the business of any branch of the public revenue.

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