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14/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter VII

OF THE BURDEN OF PROOF

Burden of proof

101. Whoever desires any Court to give judgment as to any legal right or liability dependent on the existence of facts which he asserts, must prove that those facts exist.

 
 

When a person is bound to prove the existence of any fact, it is said that the burden of proof lies on that person.

 
 

Illustrations

 
 

(a) A desires a Court to give judgment that B shall be punished for a crime which A says B has committed.

 
 

A must prove that B has committed the crime.

 
 

(b) A desires a Court to give judgment that he is entitled to certain land in the possession of B, by reason of facts which he asserts, and which B denies, to be true.

 
 

A must prove the existence of those 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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