Criminal

Power to summon material witness, or examine person present under Cr.P.C

Parliament

311. Power to summon material witness, or examine person present

Any Court may,

at any stage of

any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code,

summon any person as a witness,
or examine any person in attendance,

though not summoned as a witness, or recall and re-examine any person already examined;

and the Court shall summon and examine or recall and re-examine any such person

if his evidence appears to it to be essential to the just decision of the case.