Trial Judge bound to summon defence witnesses unless it vexes, delays or defeats justice: Kerala High Court

The adversarial system confers an accused with the indefeasible right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses and to let in defence evidence, which cannot be denied lightly, the Kerala High Court said.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

On Monday, the Kerala High Court examined the question of whether a Trial Judge could refuse to summon certain witnesses sought to be examined by an accused in criminal trials. (Antony Rosario Fernando v. State of Kerala)

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