This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below.Existing Users Log InUsername or EmailPassword Remember Me Forgot password? Click here to resetNew User? Click here to register Post navigation Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) – Section 161 – Statement to police – Delay in recording – Delay of 13 days in recording statement of informant, who allegedly lodged FIR within half an hour of incident – In this case of murder there was a delay of almost 13 days in recording the statement of the informant under Section 161, Cr.P.C. Moreover, the High Court found the explanation given by the Investigating Officer rather unconvincing. Murder—Medical Opinion—The absence of definite medical opinion about the homicidal death of the deceased is a serious set back to the prosecution. Murder—Death of wife in house—In absence of any persuasive evidence to hold that at the relevant time the appellant (husband) was present in the house, it would also be impermissible to cast any burden on him.