What Are Sworn Affidavits And Approver Affidavits?
A Sworn Affidavit is a legal document in which a formal statement or declaration is made by a person either before a notary or an officer of the court.
The document serves as an affirmation from the person that certain facts declared and mentioned by the person in the affidavit are true to the best of their knowledge.
What are Approver Affidavits?
The term Approvaer Affidavit although is not a legally recognised term defined in Indian statutes, but is used informally by individuals involved in legal proceedings.
In a legal context, an approver refers to an individual who may have been involved in an offense but later offers cooperation to the prosecution under a barter for pardon or reduced sentence.
Tender of pardon to an accomplice in a crime is provided under section 306 of the criminal procedure code with the condition that the person agrees to disclose the full and true details to the best of their knowledge about the offense.