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1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter V

PRESUMPTION AS TO DOCUMENTS

Presumption as to genuineness of certified copies
79. The Court shall presume every document purporting to be a certificate, certified copy or other document, which is by law declared to be admissible as evidence of any particular fact and which purports to be duly certified by any officer of the 2[Government] to be genuine: Provided that such document is substantially in the form and purports to be executed in the manner directed by law in that behalf.
 
 
The Court shall also presume that any officer by whom any such document purports to be signed or certified, held, when he signed it, the official character which he claims in such paper.

  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", "Government" and "Taka" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan", "Central Government" and "rupees" or "Rs." respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    The word “Government” was substituted, for the words and comma “Central Government or a Provincial Government, or by any officer in an Acceding State or non-Acceding State who is duly authorized thereto by the Central Government” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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