Marking of exhibit
(Querist) 29 March 2023
This query is : Resolved
i am facing departmental inquiry on the strength of xerox copy of document. During investigation CBI seized only Xerox copy of document and subsequently department issued memorandum thereon. I asked for original but they refused. then i filed an application before Hon'ble CAT, Jaipur. Initially, Hon'ble CAT , Jaipur stayed proceedings. Now Honble CAT ,jaipur vacated the stay with rider that department didnot decide on that un-substantive document.
CAN I de- exhibit the document in the inquiry?
please provide authority for the same.
T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate
(Expert) 30 March 2023
You can refuse to accept the photocopy of the document when produced before you during department inquiry.
You can insist on production of original document, provided that document is an essential document to decide the inquiry against you.