Power of trial court to issue summons u/s 319 CrPC after judgment: Constitution Bench of Supreme Court reserves verdict

A Constitution Bench of Justices S Abdul Nazeer, BR Gavai, AS Bopanna, V Ramasubramanian and BV Nagarathna concluded hearings in the case yesterday.
Justice V Ramasubramanian, Justice BR Gavai, Justice Abdul Nazeer, Justice AS Bopanna, Justice BV Nagarathna
Justice V Ramasubramanian, Justice BR Gavai, Justice Abdul Nazeer, Justice AS Bopanna, Justice BV Nagarathna

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the matter concerning the interpretation of Section 319 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which gives trial courts the power to summon persons other than the accused who appear to have committed an offence in a case. (Sukhpal Singh Khair v. Union of India)

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