Cross-examination of witness should be deferred only in exceptional cases: Supreme Court to trial courts

The Court was hearing an appeal of a former police guard against his conviction and life sentence in a murder case dating back to 2002.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked trial courts to desist from granting long adjournments after examination-in-chief of witnesses, cautioning that such delays may affect the fairness of the trial and even endanger the safety of the witness. [Surender Singh v. State (NCT of Delhi)].

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