I have an attested copy of a document submitted by the respondent in the same case. The attestation was done by the judge to whom the respondent submitted the document. I procured the attested copy via RTI.
The case later was transferred to another court and thus another judge is handling the same case now.
When I filed the above attested copy as part of my list of documents for marking the new judge is saying she cannot mark it unless it is certified. Now I have learned that certified copies can be marked as secondary evidence. Can we then not mark the attested copy (that too attested by a judge) also as secondary evidence?
(1) What is the procedure to mark the attested copy?
(2) Is there any judgement that I can use to convince the judge that it can be marked as secondary evidence?
Note: My lawyer says that this we can resolve once the cross examination is over, but I am not sure about his plan as such. This document is very important and the respondent is the owner of the original document.