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Accused right of cross-examination a fundamental norms of a fair trial, cannot be denied : Punjab and Haryana High Court

Right of accused to cross-examine the witnesses

Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the trial court of the learned Additional Sessions Judge to recall the witnesses for cross-examination while the case had reached Section 313 Cr.P.C examination stage. The bench of Justice Sanjay Kumar while allowed a revision petition, stated in the order that cross-examination is a valuable

SC : Accused is eligible for default bail, after being in jail for stipulated time and investigation is not completed

Default Bail is Indefeasible Right of the Accused

Thursday, the Supreme Court held that accused can get the default bail/statutory bail under Section 167(2) of Cr.P.C. if the accused has spent stipulated time in jail and investigation not completed nor the chargesheet filed. "the only requirement for getting the default bail/statutory bail under Section 167(2), Cr.P.C. is that the