A single judge bench of Madras High Court held that docket order also forms part of court record, relying on the following rule.
Rule 339 of the Criminal Rules of Practice reads as follows:
“339. Copies to be given to parties.” Copies of any portion of the record of a Criminal case must be furnished to the parties concerned on payment of the proper stamp and the authorized fee for copying.
New Rule 209 of The Criminal Rules of Practice, 2019 for Tamil Nadu read as follow:
209. Application for copies by a party.— Every application for a copy of judgment or order or proceedings (including docket order) or deposition of witnesses or original document filed in or in the custody of a Court shall be presented by the applicant or his advocate and shall set out the case or proceeding number, if any, the name of the applicant, his position in the case or proceeding as the case may be, the name of the advocate, if any, and description of the proceeding or document of which a copy is required.Subramanian Vs State of Tamil Nadu on 15 Nov 1991 (CM Ver)
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