Deaf-mute can be credible witness: Apex court

Last Updated: Mon, May 21, 2012 15:40 hrs

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that a deaf-mute need not be prevented from giving evidence in court merely on account of his physical disability as he can do so either by writing or through gestures.

The court said this while upholding the Rajasthan High Court's verdict of May 29, 2005 by which it had quashed the conviction of murder accused Darshan Singh.

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