What is the meaning of Confession to police officer not to be proved Is confession by accused while in custody of police not to be proved against him Section 25 and 26 of Indian Evidence Act 1872

Confession to police officer not to be proved and Confession by accused while in custody of police not to be proved against him is defined under Section 25 and 26 of Indian Evidence Act 1872. Provision under this section is:

 

Section 25 of Evidence Act "Confession to police officer not to be proved"

No confession made to a police officer shall be proved as against a person accused of any offence


 

Section 26 of Evidence Act "Confession by accused while in custody of police not to be proved against him"

No confession made by any person whilst he is in the custody of a police officer, unless it be made in the immediate presence of a Magistrate,17 shall be proved as against such person.

[Explanation- In this section "Magistrate" does not include the head of a village discharging magisterial functions in the Presidency of Fort St. George 19 or else where, unless such headman is a Magistrate exercising the power of a Magistrate under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 188220 (10 of 1882).

 

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