Meaning and definition of Alibi 

        "Alibi" is a Latin term, it means "elsewhere".  The accused very often takes plea that he was not present at the place, where the offence was committed. In other words An Alibi is a defense based on information that a defendant was not scene of the crime when crime occurred, that he was somewhere else and could not be the person who committed the crime.


Examples : 

            X is accused of Y's murder on a particular day at Pune. On that day X was at Bombay, is relevant to prove alibi . He (X) has to prove that it would be impossible for him to commit murder at Pune as he was in Bombay on the occurrence of the offence.




See also


1) "Documents" under the Indian Evidence Act,1872.

2) When opinions of third persons are relevant. (Expert opinion)

3) Possession : Meaning, Definition and Kinds of possession

4) Rules as to notice to produce (Section 66 of the Indian Evidence Act 1872)

5) Judges or Magistrates as Witness

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