12 July 2019
498a/406 - Acquitted from lower court citing "Prosecution failed to prove the charges". And final verdict is "acquitted". Now it is appealed in session court against order of lower court. My questions are : Will it be entire trial will re-run in session court again? All proceedings will be same as that of JM/lower court ? Or it will be summary proceedings (short/brief) in session court ? Many thanks in advance for your expert opinion.
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