PLEA OF ALIBI AND IT’S RELEVANCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS
The Plea of Alibi is a fundamental aspect of criminal law, it serves as a defence mechanism against the wrongful convictions. This research paper explores the relevance of the plea of alibi in criminal trials. It examines the historical context, legal implications, evidentiary standards, and practical challenges associated with this defence strategy, particularly in establishing reasonable doubt and serving as a corroborative defence through the collection of supporting evidence and witness testimonies.
This paper delves into the legal standards and procedures governing the admissibility of alibi evidence, including jurisdiction-specific rules and disclosure obligations. It addresses the challenges and limitations encountered when asserting an alibi defence, including the prosecution’s ability to challenge the alibi and the necessity of establishing the credibility of alibi witnesses. Moreover, this research examines landmark cases where the plea of alibi played a prominent role, along with the legal precedents that have shaped the understanding and evaluation of alibi evidence. It highlights the influential appellate decisions that have influenced the acceptance and assessment of alibi pleas.
This research article seeks to present a thorough analysis of the plea of alibi and its importance in criminal trials in India. The legal context of the plea, its evidence requirements, and its importance in ensuring a fair and just trial are all covered in this article. The study also examines case laws and practical difficulties with using of alibi as a defence. It also emphasises the value of the plea of alibi in defending the rights of the accused and upholding the integrity of Indian justice system.