DNA TEST- IS IT ADMISSIBLE?
By Manisha Rawat & Rajat Chaudhary
DNA is all around us, in a bodily sense, as well as in a social sense. The human being is the result of the previous generation’s DNA coming together.1 In terms of law, DNA is also highly useful. It plays an important role in Indian criminal law. Its use as evidence in criminal trials has recently gained popularity in Indian law. DNA testing has aided law enforcement in identifying criminals and exposing egregious wrongdoings. DNA-based proof aids in proving that many people who have been convicted are truly honest. The display of DNA innovation is being viewed as a true test of the legitimate and utilitarian rights of an individual, such as the ‘Right to Protection’ and ‘Right Against Self-Incrimination.’ This is also the main reason why courts are often unwilling to accept proof based on DNA innovation. It can also be used to establish a child’s validity in the event of a disagreement. The major focus of this article is on DNA and its legal applications, as well as its admissibility.
DNA, Criminal law, DNA testing, Courts, admissibility.
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