Anushree Belwariar, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
The technology advancements that take place today happen at a very dynamic rate. The fruit of science is beard by all walks of life. Over the period of last two decades, the judiciary and the legal arena in India has witnessed a new line of advancement with respect to evidentiary laws. Now, evidence material for advancement of a case includes electronic evidences such as electronic mails, phone call records, videos and photographs. Digital evidence has witnessed exponential increase for admissibility of the same in the Indian Courts. But, till what extent does the judiciary claim to accept evidences produced through digital devices? The binary nature of such evidence has erupted different stances of judges in the Indian Legal context. The initial apprehension towards the admissibility of evidences of above nature has seen a swift turn over the period of last two decades. A analysis of the change of opinion of the judiciary has been analysed through studying Indian Case laws of last fifteen years. The nature and meaning of evidence has been widened and numerous other changes have been identified over the years.
KEYWORDS: ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE, INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT, INDIAN CASE LAWS