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14/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter II

OF THE RELEVANCY OF FACTS

Facts which are the occasion cause or effect of facts in issue

7. Facts which are the occasions, cause or effect, immediate or otherwise, of relevant facts, or facts in issue, or which constitute the state of things under which they happened, or which afforded an opportunity for their occurrence or transaction, are relevant.

 
 

Illustrations

 
 

(a) The question is, whether A robbed B.

 
 

The facts that, shortly before the robbery, B went to a fair with money in his possession, and that he showed it or mentioned the fact that he had it, to third persons, are relevant.

 
 

(b) The question is, whether A murdered B.

 
 

Marks on the ground, produced by a struggle at or near the place where the murder was committed, are relevant facts.

 
 

(c) The question is, whether A poisoned B.

 
 

The state of B's health before the symptoms ascribed to poison, and habits of B, known to A, which afforded an opportunity for the administration of poison, are relevant facts.


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    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).
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