1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

135. Order of production and examination of witnesses

136. Judge to decide as to admissibility of evidence

137. Examination-in-chief



138. Order of examinations

Direction of re-examination

139. Cross-examination of person called to produce a document

140. Witnesses to character

141. Leading questions

142. When they must not be asked

143. When they may be asked

144. Evidence as to matters in writing

145. Cross-examination as to previous statements in writing

146. Questions lawful in cross-examination

147. When witness to be compelled to answer

148. Court to decide when question shall be asked and when witness compelled to answer

149. Question not to be asked without reasonable grounds

150. Procedure of Court in case of question being asked without reasonable grounds

151. Indecent and scandalous questions

152. Questions intended to insult or annoy

153. Exclusion of evidence to contradict answers to questions testing veracity

154. Question by party to his own witness

155. Impeaching credit of witness

156. Questions tending to corroborate evidence of relevant fact admissible

157. Former statements of witness may be proved to corroborate later testimony as to same fact

158. What matters may be proved in connection with proved statement relevant under section 32 or 33

159. Refreshing memory

When witness may use copy of document to refresh memory

160. Testimony to facts stated in document mentioned in section 159

161. Right of adverse party as to writing used to refresh memory

162. Production of documents

Translation of documents

163. Giving, as evidence, of document called for and produced on notice

164. Using, as evidence, of document production of which was refused on notice

165. Judge’s power to put questions or order production

166. Power of jury or assessors to put questions

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