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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XLVI

MISCELLANEOUS

Affidavit in proof of conduct of public servant
 
 
 
 
1[539A.(1) When any application is made to any Court in the course of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code, and allegations are made therein respecting any public servant, the applicant may give evidence of the facts alleged in the application by affidavit, and the Court may, if it thinks fit, order that evidence relating to such facts be so given.
 
 
 
 
An affidavit to be used before any Court other than High Court Division under this section may be sworn or affirmed in the manner prescribed in section 539, or before any Magistrate.
 
 
 
 
Affidavits under this section shall be confined to, and shall state separately, such facts as the deponent is able to prove from his own knowledge and such facts as he has reasonable ground to believe to be true, and, in the latter case, the deponent shall clearly state the grounds of such belief.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Court may order any scandalous and irrelevant matter in an affidavit to be struck out or amended.

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    Sections 539A and 539B were inserted by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1923 (Act No. XVIII of 1923)
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