Section 87 Procedure before the High Court - Representation of the People Act, 1951
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Section 87 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 87 : Procedure before the High Court
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of any rules made thereunder,
every election petition shall be tried by the High Court, as nearly as may be,
in accordance with the procedure applicable under the Code of Civil Procedure,
1908 (5 of 1908) to the trial of suits:
Provided that the High Court shall have the discretion to refuse, for reasons
to be recorded in writing, to examine any witness or witnesses if it is of the
opinion that the evidence of such witness or witnesses is not material for the
decision of the petition or that the party tendering such witness or witnesses
is doing so on frivolous grounds or with a view to delay the proceedings.
(2) The provisions of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1972), shall,
subject to the provisions of this Act, be deemed to apply in all respects to the
trial of an election petition.