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"
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
[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).
When oral admissions as to contents of documents are relevant When oral admission as to contents of electronic records are relevant What is admission in civil cases Section 22, 22A and 23 of Indian Evidence Act 1872
Confession otherwise relevant not to become irrelevant because of promise of secrecy, etc. Consideration of proved confession affecting person making it and others jointly under trial for same offence. Section 29 and 30 of Indian Evidence Act 1872