Report No. 156
Document - Scope of Its Definition
13.14. 1. The term "document" as defined in section 29 in I.P.C. needs to be enlarged.
Therefore, we recommend that an Explanation 3 may be inserted in section 29 of the I.P.C. on the following lines:
"Explanation 3.-The term "document" also includes any disc, tape, sound track or other device on or in which any matter or image or sound is recorded or stored by mechanical or other means."
2. If the proposed amendment in section 29 is carried out then there would also be a need for consequential amendment of the term of the "document" under section 3 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 on the lines indicated above.