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

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.

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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