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LAW, PAPER 2, 2004

NOTE: Attempt SIX questions in all, including question No. 10 which is COMPULSORY and carries 20 marks. All other questions carry EQUAL marks i.e. 16 each. Attempt at least one question from each of the parts.


Who are competent to testify and how the court shall determine the competence of a witness?

2. How can credit of a written be impeached? Quote instances,

3. Write notes on:
(a) Shahada ala al Shahada
(b) Burden of proof


4. What measures you suggest for speedy trial of a criminal case without compromising the principles of Natural justice?

5. What irregularities vitiate proceedings? Quote some instances.

6. Write notes on:
(a) Importance of precedents of superior Courts
(b) Warrant trial


7. Define ‘document’. Give illustrations.

8. A picks up a cheque on a banker signed by B, payable to bearer but without a sum having been inserted in the cheque. A fraudulently fill up the cheque by inserting the sum of ten thousand rupees and attempts to withdraw it. What offence is it? Also give another illustration of this offence.

9. Write notes on:
(a) Offences by foreigner
(b) Form of charges


10. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) Civil court can review its order under Section 114 C.P.C Has a Criminal Court the similar power:
(a) Yes
(b) No
(c) Yes, in some areas

(2) To prove terms of a contract contained in six letters should:
(a) All the letters be produced
(b) More important among them be produced

(3) Can a court allow to be produced any evidence made available through recorded cassette talk between accused and another person?
(a) Yes
(b) No
(c) Yes, If the court considers appropriate

(4) Can Caricature and an inscription on a metal plate be categorized as a document?
(a) Yes
(b) No

(5) An accomplice is a competent witness against an accused:
(a) Yes but not in a Hadd Case
(b) No

(6) Can witness to character may be cross examined and reexamined?
(a) Yes
(b) No
(c) Yes, may be cross examined but not reexamined.
(d) None of these

(7) Bailable offense means an offence shown as bailable.
(a) In the Second Schedule
(b) In the first schedule
(c) In the second schedule or any other law for the time being in force.

(8) Can a person be tried again for an offence for which he was acquitted by a court not competent to try the case?
(a) Yes
(b) No

(9) Can a criminal court order disposal of property of a pending case if it consists of fruit and vegetable?
(a) Yes
(b) No

(10) Is the offence of cheating (Sec 417):
(a) Non Bailable and Non Compoundable
(b) Non Bailable and Compoundable
(c) Bailable and Compoundable with permission of court

(11) Is the provincial legislature competent to amend, modify or repeal the code of criminal procedure?
(a) Yes
(b) No

(12) Is a previously convicted woman accused entitled to Bail under Section 497 Cr.P.C:
(a) Yes
(b) No

(13) A is wounded within jurisdiction of court X, and dies within jurisdiction of court Z. The offence may be tried by:
(a) Court X alone
(b) Court Z alone
(c) Court X or Z

(14) A and B mutually agree to fence with each other for amusement. A while playing fairly causes grievour hurt to B. Has A committed offence?
(a) Yes
(b) No

(15) A enters into the house of B at midnight and is challenged by B and during ensuing scuffle causes death of B. Which of the following offences have been committed by A?
(a) Section 452 and 302
(b) Section 460 and 302
(c) Section 448 and 302

(16) A, being executor to the will of the decreased person disobeys the law which directs him to divide the effects according to the will and appropriates them to his own use. Which of the following offences has A commited?
(a) Cheating
(b) Criminal breach of trust
(c) Forgery

(17) Can a judge of High court and an Arbitrator appointed by a court categorized as “Public Servant”.
(a) Yes
(b) No

(18) A, a surgeon, knowing that a particular operation is likely to cause death to Z but in good faith and in Z’s benefit performs that operation on Z with his consent. Has he committed any offence?
(a) Yes
(b) No

(19) A, a public servant, induces Z, erroneously to believe that A’s influence with the government has obtained a title for Z and thus induces Z to give A money as a reward for this service. A has committed the offence of:
(a) Cheating
(b) Taking gratification other than legal remuneration

(20) Apprehending injury to him, A confined B in a house but escape is open through a door. Is A guilty of the offence of:
(a) Wrongful confinement
(b) Wrongful restraint
(c) None of these