SC:Carbon Copy of document assumes character of original one if signed

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 11th September 2019, in the matter of Mohinder Singh v. Jaswant Kaur (D) Thr. Lrs.pronounced that a carbon copy prepared in the same process as the original document, once signed by both the parties, assumes the character of the original document and can be termed as an original document under Section 62 of the Evidence Act.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

A carbon copy of a document which carbon copy is signed by both the parties can be termed as an original document under Section 62 of the Evidence Act. (Para 1)

A carbon copy prepared in the same process as the original document, once signed by both the parties, assumes the character of the original document. (Para 1)

Copy of judgement: Order_11-Sep-2019

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik

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