Reply To: Amendment in the Calcutta High Court Criminal (Subordinate Courts)-Rules dt 15 Jul 2022

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Rule 135

(1) The deposition of a witness shall be recorded in the language of the witness.

(2) If he gives deposition in a language other than English or the language of the State, the presiding Officer shall simultaneously translate the deposition either himself or through a competent translator into English.

(3) The deposition shall be read on by the Presiding Officer in Court. Hard copy of the’
testimony so recorded duly signed to be a true copy by the Presiding Officer / Court Officer shall be
made available free of cost against receipt to the accused or his advocate, to the witness and the
prosecutor / complainant’s advocate on the date of recording