What is Cross–examination of person called to produce a document What is Witnesses to character What is Leading questions Section 139, 140 and 141 of Indian Evidence Act 1872

Cross–examination of person called to produce a document, Witnesses to character and Leading questions are defined under section 139, 140 and 141 of Indian Evidence Act 1872. Provisions under these sections are:

 

Section 139 of Evidence Act "Cross–examination of person called to produce a document"

A person summoned to produce a document does not become a witness by the mere fact that he produces it and cannot be cross examined unless and until he is called as a witness.


 

Section 140 of Evidence Act "Witnesses to character"

Witnesses to character may be cross-examined and re-examined.

 

Section 141 of Evidence Act "Leading questions"
Any question suggesting the answer which the person putting it wishes or expects to receive is called a leading question.

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