This book deals with myriad aspects of cross-examination. It analyzes and examines different kinds of witnesses and the ways of dealing with them not merely in the form of dry statements but through illustrated examples and concrete instances. It is essentially a recounting of court experiences of various lawyers and judges while examining witnesses during the conduct of a case. The current edition introduces editorial notes, wherever relevant, to indicate to the reader that certain views expressed in the earlier editions are no longer acceptable today as there have been a lot of fundamental legislative changes and radical interpretation of the law by the courts. The sheer fact that the book, printed first in 1927, and the new edition coming after a lapse of nearly five decades, is still found meaningful by the legal community stands testimony to its intrinsic worth and scholastic wealth. - Contains Illustrative examples of cross-examination from several jurisdictions - Includes concrete instances in dialogue format, based on the experiences of eminent lawyers - Incorporates editorial notes to explain the current position of law and the book is more in tune with contemporary values and opinions Provisions of Section 311 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for re-examining and recalling the witnesses by a Criminal Court have been elaborately discussed In Part-IV dealing with the cross-examination of different types of witnesses, new ideas are viewed and incorporated in related chapters The aim of this book is to equip the lawyers with the correct method to cross-examine a witness e.g. discusses how the newspaper correspondent should be cross-examined In this new edition all the chapters have been remodeled and new chapters have been incorporated Chapter on “accomplice evidence” has been introduced in which all the important decisions of the Supreme Court and of different High Courts on the reliability of accomplice evidence have been elaborately discussed Topics have been re-arranged & updated. Case –law has been updated Moreover, cases of some new types of witnesses have been incorporated A must read for Trial Court Lawyers, Legal Professionals, Law Students, Law Libraries, Public Prosecutors
Justice M.R. Mallick, Former Judge, High Court of Calcutta
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