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  • A Document that must have been in existence for 30 years or more.
  • It must be produced in Court from proper custody.
  • It must be free from suspicion.
  • The presumption under Section 90 of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 is available only to the original document but not to the copies of such document.
  • The presumption relates to the signature and writing only. The presumption does not extent about the truth of the contents of the document under the section. The section does not apply and is of no help in a case where the signature of a particular person is not in question or sought to be established.

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