Right of Accused to Cross-Examine the Witness is the Basic Ingredient of a Fair Trial: Punjab & Haryana HC

This Court noted that the right of the petitioners to cross-examine the witnesses in the context of the record produced by the prosecution was the basic ingredient of a fair trial and depriving them of such opportunity of cross-examination would cause prejudice to them. The trial Court was accordingly directed not to pass a final order.

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Statement Recorded Before a Judicial Officer in a Court can’t be said to have lesser Sanctity than an Instrument of Compromise drawn outside the Court Attested by some Oath Commissioner

Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that the statement recorded before a Judicial Officer in a Court of law cannot be said to have lesser sanctity than an instrument of Compromise drawn outside the Court attested by some Oath Commissioner/Notary Public or any other authority.

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