The concept of expert witness is very important in the field of information technology mainly because of the nature of the investigation in cyberspace for remedying and preventing cyber crimes. The reliance of the courts on the expert witness is very vital as the courts are handicapped with regard to the technical knowledge of cyberspace. Hence the need for presenting expert witness in cyber crime investigation is necessary for the prosecution of cyber crime cases. In India, there are adequate cases where complete reliance was given on the basis of the expert witness during trial and prosecution. The evidence can also accommodate the concept of an expert witness for the purpose of criminal investigation. Usually, in cyber crime due weight-age is been given to the expert witness rendered by forensic lab officials in government managed and funded labs. Courts have also permitted foreign expert witness in some cases in India.
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