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Magistrate draws flak for summons

delhi Updated: May 20, 2013 01:16 IST

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A magistrate has drawn flak from a Delhi court for summoning the chiefs of Air Force and Army as defence witness in a cheque bounce case, saying it was done “mechanically.

District and Sessions Judge RK Gauba questioned the summoning of the chiefs of two services in a private cheque bounce case of an ex-IAF official when the witness to be called as defence evidence was an official or clerk.

“It may be mentioned here that even though in the proceedings, the witness whose presence was sought to be secured for defence evidence was described as an official from Army headquarters, for reasons that cannot be fathomed, the summons were issued for presence of chief of the Air Staff.