Charge With Perjury Upon Disbelieving Testimony on Cogent Grounds: An Analysis of Meghalaya High Court’s recent decision

A division bench of the High Court of Meghalaya, in King Victor Ch. Marak vs. State of Meghalaya, recently observed in its judgment dated June 8, 2023 that trial courts, upon disbelieving the evidence of any person on cogent grounds, should take steps for perjury against such persons.

These observations were made by the Court while dismissing a criminal appeal challenging conviction of the appellant for offences under Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, read with Section 376(2) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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