Dear Learned Lawyers,
In a civil suit trial, during the cross-examination, can the defendant refuse to answer the question asked by the plaintiff’s lawyer which is irrelevant to the suit ?
Thanks & Regards
Yes. He can refuse. It's better if the Court doesn't allow such a question.
Since your case is complicated case as such I require documents and same may be send to my email/PM (personal mail) for detailed legal advise.
Defendant can not refuse he is bound to answer the question. You may point out to the court that it is irrelevant to the case.
Jyotirmaya Prasad Behera
Advocate,Orissa High Court
Shri Jyotirmaya Behara
The question is irrelevant. No doubt about it. The query is whether an irrelevant question can be refused. The only answer is: can be.
Defendent can refuse to answer the questions which are irrelevant. However it is the court which will decide which is relevant and irrelevant.
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