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Related Witness : 2 Important Supreme Court Cases

1. Mohd. Rojali Ali v. State of Assam (2019) 19 SCC 567

A related witness cannot be said to be an interested witness merely by virtue of being a relative of the victim, a witness may be called interested only when he or she drags some benefit from result of litigation which is in the context of a criminal case would mean that witness has a direct or indirect interest in seeing accused punished due to prior enmity or other reasons and thus has a motive to falsely implicate the accused.

2. Laltu Ghosh v. State of West Bengal, (2019) 15 SCC 344

Related witness cannot be said to be an interested witness merely by virtue of being the relative of the victim. The scrutiny of evidence of related witness should be more caution.

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