Supreme Court explains role of public prosecutor and trial judge in cross-examination of hostile witness

The top court also said that the trial judges have to take a participatory role in the proceedings and not act as mere tape recorders to record whatever is being stated by the witnesses.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently impressed upon the public prosecutors to ensure a thorough cross-examination of hostile witnesses to bring out the truth and establish that they are deliberately resiling from the statement recorded under Section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) [Anees v. State Govt. of NCT].

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