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Cross-examination of witnesses

S. 132(1) substituted by No. 55/2014 s. 110(1).

    (1)     An accused who obtains leave to cross‑examine a witness is limited to cross‑examining the witness on—

S. 132(1)(a) amended by No. 38/2022 s. 64.

        (a)     the issues identified under section 124A(b); and

        (b)     the issues, if any, in relation to which leave has been obtained under section 132A.

    (2)     Without limiting any other power that it has to forbid or disallow questions, the Magistrates' Court may disallow any question asked of a witness in the course of cross-examination in a committal hearing if it appears to the court that—

S. 132(2)(a) substituted by No. 55/2014 s. 110(2).

        (a)     the question does not relate to an issue in relation to which leave has been obtained under section 124 or 132A; or

        (b)     the question is not justified.

    (3)     In determining whether a question is justified, the Magistrates' Court must have regard to the matters referred to in section 124(4) and (5).

S. 132A inserted by No. 55/2014 s. 111.

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