PC Act: Trial Won’t Abate Automatically Nor Can Result in Acquittal of a Public servant Just Because the Complainant Dies or Turns Hostile, Rules SC Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench ruled on Thursday in an important decision that direct evidence of bribe demand is not required to convict a public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act and that such demand can be proven through circumstantial evidence. The Court further ruled that even if the complainant’s direct evidence is unavailable

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