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Section 87 Procedure before the High Court - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Procedure before the High Court? 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.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 81 Presentation of petitions

Section 82 Parties to the petition

Section 83 Contents of petition

Section 84 Relief that may be claimed by the petitioner

Section 85 Repealed

CHAPTER III - Trial of Election Petitions

Section 86 Trial of election petitions

Section 87 Procedure before the High Court

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