Section 24 IEA – The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 – Confession caused by inducement, threat or promise, when irrelevant in criminal proceeding.
Section 24. Confession caused by inducement, threat or promise, when irrelevant in criminal proceeding.––A confession made by an accused person is irrelevant in a criminal proceeding, if the making of the confession appears to the Court to have been caused by any inducement, threat or 1promise having reference to the charge against the accused person, proceeding from a person in authority and sufficient, in the opinion of the Court, to give the accused person grounds which would appear to him reasonable for supposing that by making it he would gain any advantage or avoid any evil of a temporal nature in reference to the proceedings against him.
- For prohibition of such inducements, etc., see the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Act of 1974), s. 316.
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