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Questioned Document Examination (Chapter 1)

Question: What is Document?

Answer: A word Document is refer to something that contains information. That information can be held on wax, tapes or stored electronically. In another words documents are those which is not only made of paper but also other materials which can bear written messages for example boards, walls or even bodies can bear written messages.

Section 3 of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 defines Document as, “Document” means any matter expressed or described upon any substance by means of letters, figures or marks, or by more than one of those means, intended to be used, or which may be used, for the purpose of recording that matter.

Illustrations –

A writing is a document;

Words printed, lithographed or photographed are documents;

A map or plan is a document;

An inscription on a metal plate or stone is a document;

A caricature is a document.

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