Evidence Act, S. 32, Evidence Act, S. 32(5),
Judgment – Admissibility of –
(1) A judgment in rem e.g judgments or orders passed in admiralty, probate proceedings, etc., would always be admissible irrespective of whether they are inter partes or not.
(2) Judgments in personam not inter partes are not at all admissible in evidence except for the three purposes mentioned above.
(3) On a parity of aforesaid reasoning, the recitals in a judgment like findings given in appreciation of evidence made or arguments or genealogies referred to in the judgment would be wholly inadmissible in a case where neither the plaintiff nor the defendant were parties.
(4) The probative value of documents which, however ancient they may be, do not disclose sources of their information or have not achieved sufficient notoriety is precious little.
(5) Statements, declarations or depositions, etc., would not be admissible if they are post litem motam.”
Judgment: 1983 PLRonline 0004