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1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter II


Confession by accused while in custody of police not to be proved against him
26. No confession made by any person whilst he is in the custody of a police-officer, unless it be made in the immediate presence of a Magistrate, shall be proved as against such person.
Explanation.– In this section "Magistrate" does not include the head of a village discharging magisterial functions unless such headman is a Magistrate exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 2[1898].

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