False evidence and affidavits may render judiciary irrelevant: Meghalaya HC

The Meghalaya High Court (Meghalaya HC), in an appeal filed by a person convicted under POCSO Act, 2012, upheld the Trial Court’s judgment on the ground that there has been no specific denial by the accused on the survivor being at the place of occurrence of crime at the relevant period of time thus, the testimonies by the defence witnesses appears to be a concocted story. The Meghalaya HC further observed that “unless Indian judges get serious with litigants and witnesses, the present trend of false affidavits being filed and false evidence being given may one day render the judiciary irrelevant.”