TIPS FOR THE CHARGED EMPLOYEES AND DEFENCE REPRESENTATIVES - 2
You should submit your list of additional documents and defence witnesses to the IO only after completion of the inspection of documents listed along with the charge sheet and after reading the earlier statements of the witnesses.
Cross-examination of the prosecution witnesses should be done tactfully. The aim of the defence should be to expose the hollowness, if any, in the testimony. The cross-examination of the prosecution’s witnesses is the most powerful weapon in the hands of the defence to unravel the truth and to break completely a false witness.
You may discredit the prosecution witnesses by impeaching their trustworthiness.
Necessary preparations should be done for cross-examination.
You should prepare a list of cross-examination questions in advance. Do necessary home work for this. This exercise will be useful for the defence.
With best wishes,
Keshav Ram Singhal
IO = Inquiry Officer / Enquiry Officer / Inquiring Authority
PO = Presenting Officer
DR = Defence Representative
CE = Charged Employee / Charged Officer
DA = Disciplinary Authority
AA = Appellate Authority