I am disputant in person in an election petition in co-op court.
Though it is required to be decided within 6 months last 5 years even evidence stage is not completed despite expediting by Co-op Appellate court due to unscrupulous tricks of delaying and now after 5 years the opponents have pleaded the case to be infructuous while a high profile witness' cross is part heard and due to repeated absentism court slapped a no cross order which is a blessing in disguise for the high profile witness.
I have challenged the order and the opponent's advocate has argued that order being against the opponents as disputant I have no right to challenge the same.
My plea is that as disputant the onus to prove my case is upon me and therefore in all fairness I must get an opportunity to complete the cross which can reveal fact to support my case and therefore is is just and fair that the witness be summoned before the court and if not budged a warrant be issued in terms of CPC.
I wish to confirm my stand and seek help if any citation available to substantiate my stand.
Thanks in advance.