Format of Application For summoning and Further Re-Examination of Witness

The law gives the power to courts to call for Re-Examination of Witness of any person who had alredy cross-examined. Section 540 of CR.PC is very much clear on that point. The exact wording of this section is as under:

“Any Court may, at any stage of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code, summon any person as a witness, or examine any person in attendance, though not summoned as a witness, or recall and re-examine any person already examined; and the Court shall summon and examine or recall and re-examine any such person if his evidence appears to it essential to the just decision of the case.”

To call any person as a court witness or to re-examine the witness, a written application is filed for seeking the permission of the court.

The format of application for summoning and further re-examination of witness is as under:


In the matter of:

Abc etc      Vs     The State

Case FIR No:___ Dated ____ Offence under Section 302/148/149 PPC, Police Station Chauntra Rawalpindi


Respectfully Sheweth:

  1. That the applicant is the complainant in the above-referred case.
  2. That during the investigation, the original investigating officer made certain observations in favor of accused namely______ his father and uncle, who was a police constable. Later on, the said investigating officer has not appeared before the court. It is worth mentioning here that above mentioned accused remained subordinate of that original investigating officer.
  3. That during the course of PW____ he has given certain answers relating to case diary, which requires explaination, in the interest of justice for reaching to a just fair and truthful conclusion.
  4. That for achieving truthful conclusion, it is extremely important to summon above referred PW as court witness with the permission to the applicant/complainant to cross-examine him. In order to bring proper explanation of certain facts brought during cross-examination.
  5. That in case the above mentioned PW is not summoned and the applicant is not allowed to re-cross-examination him, the applicant shall suffer an irreparable loss.

In view of the above, it is, therefore, most humbly prayed that the PW___ may kindly be resummoned as court witness also allows further re-examination of the witness in the instant case in the interest of justice, for achieving just, fair and truthful conclusion of said case.

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M. Mateen
I'm a professional practicing Lawer at Rawalpindi District Courts of Pakistan. I graduated from the International Islamic University of Islamabad in the faculty of Shria (LLB). Right now I am a student of LLM/M.Phil in Corporate Law.


  1. Cr.p.c me total 484 sections Hain
    Aur aap ne section 540 hawala de rkha hai jabki re examination evidence section 138 me Hai.

  2. Sorry me samajh RHA Tha ki aap India SE ho

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