Mallangowda v. Gavisiddangowda A.I.R. 1959 Mysore 194
Lal Kunwar v. Chiranji Lal 32 Indian Law Reports (Allahabad) 104
(Expert) 24 April 2011
Plaintiff can request for examination of the defendant. That does not mean the defendant has to give evidence in favour of the plaintiff only, but he can be questioned based on some document. In certain cases, it may also be a smart move of the plaintiff to make his effort to treat the the defendant as hostile, when appears as his own witness just with the intention to cross-examine him.
(Expert) 25 April 2011
No need to say more PS Dhingra is right