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: ...say so, and then prisoner said it was true." It was then attempted, on the part of the prosecution, to show that the prisoner had been at Strivigfindam on or about the day on which he said he had met the deceased at Tuticorin (36 miles away), but the evidence on this point was very vague, the witnesses merely speaking to having seen him at Strivigfmdam in September. Prisoner in his defence before the Session Court, amongst other things, showed that the first witness, in his deposition given before the Deputy Magistrate, had stated---" that we told him, Ayala Nayakkan told us in our house he was going to Colombo. Not that we saw him in Tuticorin." The assessors convicted the prisoner and the Judge, concurring with them, sentenced him to seven years transportation. The prisoner appealed. Gordon 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 heknew 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 Nayakkan was murdered, and that this was on or about the 25th August 1865; (2) that the prisoner on the 5th September 1865 gave information respecting this olfence; (3) that such information was false and known by him to be so; (4) that he then knew of the commission of the murder; and (5) that his intention was to screen the murderer. NYA rn.1..u. 253 The 5th, and probably also the tth point for 1866 left to more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917383
  • 9781236917386