Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 S. 311 - Court is empowered to summon any person as a witness at any stage of enquiry, trial or other proceedings, if his/her evidence appears to the Court to be essential to the just decision of the case - In the instant case, the respondent-wife has filed a petition under Section 125 Cr.P.C. for grant of the maintenance - So, certainly her evidence is essential for the just decision of the case - If due to mistake on the part of her counsel, she was not examined-in-chief as per the provisions of the law, her request to recall and examine herself in support of her petition cannot be declined as the recording of her statement is very essential to the just decision of the case. (178) PLR

Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 S. 311 - Discretion to recall and examine the witness can be exercised at any stage of the enquiry trial or other proceedings. (178) PLR