R.M. Malkani v. State of Maharashtra

R.M. Malkani v. State of Maharashtra

Announcement Date: 22 Sep 1972

The Court held that illegally obtained evidence could be admitted since the eavesdropper neither subjects the person to duress nor interferes with his privacy. The Court said that protection of the right to privacy does not hold for ‘guilty’ citizens.

It upheld the police’s right to use unauthorized surveillance to gather evidence. (click here for more)