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  • #2337

    Dear sir ,

    I want to know the evidentiary value of a report published in the news paper and how can we prove such report in the court of law.

    regards

  • #2348

    The question is too vague and general in nature. It is not clarified for what purpose the newspaper report is to be adduced in evidence. Its admissibility will depend on various aspects. For example, if it relates to some oral evidence, a newspaper report may perhaps be hit by Section 60 of the Evidence Act, being hearsay evidence.

    If you want to prove it as a document, you may produce the original copy of the newspaper.

    In some situations, it may be necessary to examine the press reporter concerned as a witness.

         


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