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The Extradition Act, 1962

10. Receipt in  evidence  of  exhibits,  depositions  and  other documents and authentication thereof.

  1. In any proceedings against a fugitive criminal  of  a  foreign  State  1*xxx  under  this  Chapter, exhibits and depositions (whether received or taken in the presence of the person  against whom  they are used or not) and copies thereof and official certificates  of facts  and judicial  documents stating facts may, if duly authenticated, be received as evidence.
  2. Warrants, depositions or statements on oath, which purport to have been issued or taken by any court of justice outside India or copies thereof, certificates of, or judicial documents stating the facts of, conviction before any such court shall be deemed to be duly authenticated if--
  1. the  warrant  purports  to  be  signed  by  a  judge, magistrate or officer of the State or country where the same was  issued or  acting in  or for  such  State  or country;
  2. The depositions or statements or copies thereof purport to be certified, under the hand of a judge, magistrate or officer of the State or country where the same were taken, or acting in or for such State or country, to be the original depositions or statements or to be true copies thereof, as the case may require;
  3. The certificate of, or judicial document stating the fact of,  a conviction  purports to  be certified  by a judge, magistrate  or officer  of the  State or country where the  conviction took  place or  acting in  or for such State;
  4. The  warrants,  depositions,  statements,  copies, certificates and  judicial documents,  as the  case may be, are authenticated by the oath of some witness or by the official seal of a minister of the State or country where the same were 2*xxx issued, taken or given.

1.   Omitted by Act 66 of 1993, s. 3 (w.e.f. 18-9-1993 ).

2.   Omitted by s. 7. ibid (w.e.f 18-12-19930.

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