Comparison between Hearsay and Direct evidence
Direct evidence is the evidence from the witness who perceived the relevant act himself.
For instance, X was charged with theft of book from the bookstores.
Y told Z that he saw X stealing the book.
The prosecution cannot called Z to testify that Y told him that he saw X stealing the book.
The correct approach is for the prosecution to call Y to give direct evidence of what he saw and believed.
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