HC Opines: Trials must start “de novo” when a magistrate commits a case to Court of Session

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According to the Delhi High Court, a trial must start “de novo” in cases that are moved from the Magistrate to the Court of Session. The Magistrate becomes “functus officio” in these circumstances, the Court emphasized, making any recorded evidence inadmissible for the purposes of a de novo trial before the committal Court. This is …

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