1. The accused can file an application before the charges are framed - seeking his discharge from the charges leveled against him u/s 227 Cr.P.C.i.e. if the case is committed before the Sessions Court or u/s 239 Cr.P.C. before the J.M.F.C.
2. You have not mentioned what are the charges indicted against the accused.
3. Under the criminal procedure code there is no such stages as tendering of evidence before the charges are farmed.
4. If need be talk to this lawyer. Further consultation would be on chargeable basis with an agreement for post paid phone consultation fees.
Adv. Rohit Sharma.
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