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Thursday, November 26, 2015


The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Shamsher Singh Verma Versus State of Haryana decided matter in respect of Compact Disc (C.D) which is recording of a conversation as a document in evidence Act.

In the Criminal Appeal by Shamsher Singh Verma filed before the Supreme Court against the order of High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh, whereby the said Court had affirmed the order passed by the Special Judge, Kaithal, rejecting the application of accused for getting exhibited the C.D. filed in defence by the accused.

The C.D. consists of recording of the conversation between the father of victim, son and wife of the accused.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court held that the C.D. is also a document under the evidence Act. The C.D. can be played to enable the public prosecutor to admit or deny the document and to get it verified by the forensic science laboratory

Prepared by: S. Hemanth
Advocate at Hemanth & Associates