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In this article, we will delve into the details of the legal concept known as confession, under the Indian Evidence Act of
1872. A confession, in terms, refers to a statement made by an individual who admits their involvement in an activity.
While confessions can be used as evidence in cases, they need to be given to be considered admissible. Firstly we will explore the definition of confession outlined in the Evidence Act. Following that, we will analyse the criteria that must be satisfied for a confession to be deemed admissible. These criteria include both voluntariness and reliability. Furthermore, we will discuss the distinctions between confessions and admissions and how these differences impact their use as evidence. To wrap up, we will provide some keywords that can assist readers in finding detailed information about confessions under the Indian Evidence Act. By gaining an understanding of these intricacies,s readers can develop a grasp of how confessions are utilised as evidence within India’s legal framework.