Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Madras Volume 3

Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Madras Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...The assessors convicted the prisoner and the Judge, concurring with them, sentenced him to seven years transportation. The prisoner appealed. G01-don for the Prisoner. The Court made the following Order: --The prisoner in this case was charged under Section 201 of the Penal Code. The charge involved the allegations that he knowing or having reason to believe that an offence punishable with death had been committed, with the intention of screening the offender from legal punishment, gave information respecting the offence which he knew or believed to be false. Now the proper order of proof on the part of the prosecution in the present case, was to prove, (1) that Ayalu N ayakkan was murdered, and that this was on or about the 25th August 1865; (2) that the prisoner on the 5th September 1865 gave information res pecting this offence; (3) that such information was false and known by him to be so; (4-that he then knew of the com 'mission of the murder; and (5) that his intention was to The 5th, and probably also the tth point for Declzfgg'-_ 17. proof, would, in almost every case of this kind, have to be 0_ P_ N0_ 152 lefl. to be inferred from the circumstances of the case; but;'fl l;_. the lst and the 3rd point admitted of direct evidence being adduced in support of them, and such evidence ought strictly speaking to have been adduced by the prosecution in the present case. The prisoner was not concerned in Calendar Case No. 104 of 1865, and nothing that was proved in that case, and no knowledge derived from that case could be used against him; though of course the record of the conviction of Shanmugham Pillai in that case, would, if duly put in evidence, as it should have been, in the present case, have more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751531
  • 9781236751539