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Whether the requirements of S. 25 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 render an admission made by the appellant and recorded by the Excise Inspector who was conducting the investigation inadmissible?


Section 25 offers a sound defense against police agents torturing suspects to extract confessions. Thus, this section is broadly interpreted and applied to every police officer who has the authority to not only conduct investigations into crimes but also to file reports against offenders and bring them to justice. Any person who has been given the authority of a police officer is included in the term "police officer," which should not be construed in a restrictive manner.

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