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Arjun Pundit Rao judgement.. Further Jurisprudence emerges on Section 65B

Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act came into existence on 17th October 2000 along with the notification of ITA 2000. For all the professionals in the legal circles including the Judges, understanding Section 65B and its necessity was almost impossible. … Continue reading

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Shafhi Mohammed Judgement over ruled

We have discussed the Shafhi Mohammad judgement of the Supreme Court in the past through several articles, (Refer :The tragedy of Shafhi Mohammad). The matter had come for review in the case of Arjun Punditrao Vs Kailash Kushanrao and the … Continue reading

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Understanding Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act

Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act has been perhaps the most difficult techno legal concept that was introduced by ITA 2000 (Information Technology Act 2000) which even after 20 years of its existence, is yet to be uniformly understood. The … Continue reading

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CEAC Video Drop Box as a solution for E Commerce Delivery Scam

When we order an expensive device like a Mobile or laptop online and end up receiving a package containing stones as the above unfortunate gentleman is reported to have received, one wonders how to recover the loss. The E Commerce … Continue reading

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Gujarat High Court rightly rejects Shafi Mohammed Judgement

The High Court of Gujarat in the election petition 3/2018 (Ashwinbhai Kamsubhai Rathod Vs Bhailalbhai Kalubhai Pandav and others) had an occasion to appreciate the CCTV footage as evidence. This was a case where the petitioner had lost the election … Continue reading

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K C Saritha Vs A N Vijaykumar, Karnataka High Court judgement

The Dharwar bench of Karnataka High Court had on 25th October 2019 decided an appeal regarding dissolution of marriage in which certain references have been made to Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act. Hence the case is briefly discussed here. … Continue reading

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New System of Certificate Distribution by CEAC

CEAC has been issuing Section 65B certificates signed by Naavi as the observer since the first such certificate was issued in 2004 in the Suhas Katti case. So far, the Certificates are issued at the request of some body and … Continue reading

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Section 65B Certificate for a Scanned forged document

An interesting hypothetical case was referred to me today on the acceptability of the Section 65B certificate and its impact when a person forges a document, scans it and presents a section 65B certified print copy of the scanned document … Continue reading

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Shafi Mohammad decision referred to larger bench

When the media cried out “Courts can rely on electronic records without certificate: SC”., based on the order of a two member bench of the Supreme Court, Naavi.org clearly stated that the order was incorrect and required to be corrected. ( … Continue reading

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Sec 65B certificate can be produced anytime during Trial

Supreme  court in the  of State of Karnataka  vs O.P.Hiremath ruled that non production  of Sec 65B certificate at the time of filing of charge sheet can be corrected later. Naavi

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