Report No. 77
13.15. False statements.-
There is a tendency on the part of some persons to make statements on oath and file affidavits containing averments which are false. Some of them even feel no compunction to resort to patent falsehood in judicial proceedings. All this affects the image of the judicial system. We have to dispel the impression that falsehood pays in court and that persons can resort to it with impunity. It may, therefore, seem essential that whenever a clear case of falsehood becomes manifest, necessary action against the delinquent might be taken in accordance with law.