Burden lies on the prosecution to prove the allegations beyond all reasonable doubt – Supreme Court

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Indian Evidence Act – burden of proof – The burden lies on the prosecution to prove the allegations beyond all reasonable doubt. In contradistinction to the same, the accused has only to create a doubt about the prosecution case and the probability of its defence. An accused is not required to establish or prove his defence beyond all reasonable doubt, unlike the prosecution. If the accused takes a defence, which is not improbable and appears likely, there is material in support of such defence, the accused is not required to prove anything further. The benefit of doubt must follow unless the prosecution is able to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt. Criminal Appeal No. 1006 of 2010 – Anand Ramachandra Chougule Vs Sidarai Laxman Chougala

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