To clarify more on 'First of all prosecution witnesses would depose in the court and you being on defense have to cross-examine them to contradict their version and prove them wrong on the same day as per procedure'
If prosecution first takes deposition of petitioner first .... then the same of other witnesses
But your cross exam of those, you should ask for cross immediately after each deposition ...
i..e. after deposition of plaintiff , if you take cross immediately with letting the prosecution to to go for deposition of other witnesses, then it helps your client.
So sequence is like:-
Deposition of plaintiff--> cross by defense, ....... then Deposition of plaintiff's other witnesses --> cross by defense, ...., .....,
Deposition of defendent--> cross by prosecution, ....... then Deposition of defendnet's other witnesses --> cross by prosecution, ...., .....,
Please remember that "--> cross by defense" in between is there ..... it helps otherwise it prolongs the case and witnesses take long time to come to court for second time ............... for cross etc.
Party is dis-allowed, by law, to ask leading question in exam in chief.
But there is no such thing in cross..... And rather .......... you are supposed to ask only leading questions in cross if you want to win ... , otherwise it is a risk on your client's case, and you may not be able to catch witness and contradict his testimony.