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CONCEPT OF RELEVANCY AND ADMISIBILITY

INTRODUCTION   Indian Legal system including the evidence law is largely influenced by the British Legal  system. Like Britain, In India, the illegally obtained evidence was admissible, In Britain  the Statutory Provision Changed the admissibility of such evidence under section 78 of the  Police and Criminal Evidence Act,1984. Whereas in India Judiciary has to make the first  move in absence of any legal provision excluding the illegally obtained evidence. The only  criteria regarding the admissibility of evidence in Indian law is relevancy. After the judicial  pronouncements, the following were the rules that came to light. All relevant evidence is  admissible subject to any constitutional or statutory prohibition. The court has discretion  to exclude illegally obtained evidence, if it has harmful and unfair affect for the accused. In India the rule of admissibility is governed by the statutory provision provided by The  Indian Evidence Act, 1872.when the enactment is in operation, al