Case Brief on CHHOTE LAL vs. ROHTASH(2023SC)

Chambers of Ishaan Garg

Ch. No. 217, Western Wing, District & Sessions Court, Tis Hazari, New Delhi, Delhi 110054

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Case Title: CHHOTE LAL vs. ROHTASH(2023SC)

The Hon'ble Supreme Court ,observed that in a case where the appellant/complainant was an interested sole eyewitness being the father of the deceased and had long enmity with the accused persons, his testimony has to be examined with great caution. 

“However, the conviction has to be based on the evidence which proves the accused guilty beyond reasonable doubt. The prosecution in this case has failed to prove the guilt of the accused both by circumstantial evidence and by means of evidence of the eyewitness. In respect of circumstantial evidence, the chain of events is not complete whereas the presence of eyewitness is also doubtful.”