(A) Civil Procedure Code, 1908, O.18 R.17–Recalling of Witness-Application for recalling of witness cannot be allowed, for further elaboration on the left out points–O.18 R.17 CPC is primarily to clarify any issue or doubt.      (Paras 13 & 15).

(B) Civil Procedure Code, 1908, O.18 R.17 & S.151–Recalling of witness-Inherent powers-The rigour under Rule 17, does not affect the inherent powers of the court to pass the required orders for ends of justice to reopen the evidence for the purpose of further examination or cross-examination or even for production of fresh evidence-This power can also be exercised at any stage of the suit, even after closure of evidence.                                                                                 (Para 14)

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Mange Ram (D) Through Lrs. & Ors.

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