Power of Trial Court under Section 319 CrPC to summon persons other than accused: What SC held

Murali Krishnan July 23 2019

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that the power of the trial court under Section 319 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to summon any person who has not been arraigned as an accused can be exercised at any stage during the trial.

However, the standard of proof for summoning a person as an accused under Section 319 CrPC is higher than the standard of proof employed for framing a charge against the accused person, the Court . . .

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