CASE COMMENTARY: Ratan Gond v. State of Bihar
Ramasayi Gummadi, Tamilnadu National Law University.
CITATION: AIR 1959 SC 18 COURT: Supreme Court of India CORAM: Syed Jaffer Imam, Sudanshu Kumar Das, J.L.Kapur
RELEVANT PROVISIONS UNDER THE CASE
Section 24 of the Indian Evidence Act:
“Confession caused by inducement, threat, or promise, when irrelevant in a criminal proceeding.—A confession made by an accused person is irrelevant in a criminal proceeding if the making of the confession appears to the Court to have been caused by any inducement, threat or promise,1 having reference to the charge against the accused person, proceeding from a person in authority and sufficient, in the opinion of the Court, to give the accused person grounds, which would appear to him reasonable, for supposing that by making it he would gain any advantage or avoid any evil of a temporal nature in reference to the proceedings against him”