Section 137 in Indian Evidence Act 1872

Title: Examination in chief

Description: The examination of witness by the party who calls him shall be called his examination-in-chief. Cross-examination. -- The examination of a witness by the adverse party shall be called his cross-examination. Re-examination. -- The examination of a witness, subsequent to the cross-examination by the party who called him, shall be called his re-examination.

Title: Order of examinations

Description: Witnesses shall be first examined-in-chief, then (if the adverse party so desires) cross-examined, then (if the party calling him so desires) re-examined. The examination and cross-examination must relate to relevant facts but the cross-examination need not be confined to the facts to which the witness testified on his examination-in-chief. Direction of re-examination. -- The re-examination shall be directed to the explanation of matters referred to in cross-examination; and, if new matter is, by permission of the Court, introduced in re-examination, the adverse party may further cross-examine upon that matter.

Title: Cross examination of person called to produce a document

Description: A person summoned to produce a document does not become a witness by the mere fact that he produces it and cannot be cross-examined unless and until he is called as a witness.

Title: Witnesses to character

Description: Witnesses to character may be cross-examined and re-examined

Title: Leading questions

Description: Any question suggesting the answer which the person putting it wishes or expects to receive is called a leading question

PART 3 PRODUCTION AND EFFECT OF EVIDENCE CHAPTER 10 OF THE EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES