SECTION 242 CrPC - Code of Criminal Procedure - Evidence for prosecution
- If the accused refuses to plead or does not plead, or claims to be tried or the Magistrate does not convict the accused under section 241 the Magistrate shall fix a date for the examination of witnesses.
- The Magistrate may, on the application of the prosecution, issue a summons to any of its witnesses directing him to attend or to produce any document or other thing,
- On the date so fixed, the Magistrate shall proceed to take all such evidence as may be produced in support of the prosecution;
Provided that the Magistrate may permit the cross-examination of any witness to be deferred until any other witness or witnesses have been examined or recall any witness for further cross-examination.