In it held in this judgment from High Court of Karnataka that once arguments are completed and judgment is reserved for pronouncement for a future date, no new application of any nature can be allow by the Hon’ble Trial court.
The Sub-rule(4) of Order 18, Rule 2 reads as follows, that came into force in 1976 via Amendment Act, has been deleted via the CPC Amendment Act 1999, with effect from 1.7.2002
“(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Rule, the Court may, for reasons to be recorded, direct or permit any party to examine any witness at any stage”
Rabiya Bi Kassim M. vs The Country Wide Consumer on 5 April, 2004
The 1963 landmark judgment is here.