Delay in Examination of Witness

It cannot be held as a rule of universal application that the testimony of a witness becomes unreliable merely because there is delay in examination of a particular witness. In Sunil Kumar v. State of Rajasthan, (2005) 9 SCC 283, it was held that the delay in examining a witness during investigation is material only if it is indicative and suggestive of some unfair practice by the investigation agency for the purpose of introducing a core of witness to falsely support the prosecution case. V.K. Mishra v. State of Uttarakhand, 2015 (90) ACC 997.

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