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Weekly Digest – Oct 28 – 31-2019.

Appreciation of evidence:

On facts no corroboration of evidence – hence all other accused are acquitted. Madras High Court – Reserved on: 25.08.2018 – Pronounced on : 05.10.2018 – Crl.A.No.450 of 2008 – Rajendiran, S/o.Murugesan … Appellant/Accused No.1 vs. State Represented by the Inspector of Police, Nellikuppam Police Station, Cuddalore District … Respondent/Complainant [https://thelaws.in/judgments/high-court/__trashed/]

The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019:

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, after the objections and the suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft rules have been considered by the Central Government,therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 159 of the Patents Act, 1970 (39 of 1970), made the The Patents Rules amended as “The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019 [https://thelaws.in/acts/amendments/the-patents-amendment-rules-2019/].

Appreciation of evidence – rape victim:

Under section 118 Evidence Act – Prosecutrix is a competent witness – Section 228-A IPC – disclosing the identity of victim of certain offences punishable – S. Ramakrishna vs. The State Rep. By The Public Prosecutor, High Court of A.P. Hyderabad – Criminal Appeal No.1636 of 2008,S.L.P (Crl.) No.5781 of 2007 – 20th October, 2008 – [https://thelaws.in/materials/propositions/appreciation-of-evidence-rape-victim/]

Draft Guidelines on E-Commerce for Consumer Protection – Extend for public comments:

MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION has issued these guidelines which “may be” called the “E-Commerce Guidelines for consumer protection 2019“ [https://thelaws.in/trending/draft-guidelines-on-e-commerce-for-consumer-protection-extend-for-public-comments/].

Whether Oath is necessary for child Witnesses? Appreciation of Child Witness – Explained by Hon’ble S.C:

WHETHER OATH NECESSARY FOR CHILD WITNESS? – Answered in Negative – HOW TO APPRECIATE CHILD WITNESS? [https://thelaws.in/judgments/supreme-court/whether-oath-is-necessary-for-child-witnesses-appreciation-of-child-witness-explained-by-honble-s-c/ ]

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