Month: May 2018

Manual of Cross-Examination

Examination of a witness by the adverse party is called the cross-examination. It is the most effective of all the means for extracting truth and exposing falsehood. It is a greatest legal engine ever invented for discovery of truth. It is the only mode to test the veracity of the statements given by a witness in examination-in-chief relating to an occurrence, which took place with him or in his presence. It is not an empty formality but a very valuable right, and a weapon in the armory of the adverse party to destroy the case of the opposite party and to substantiate his defence.