Held that inasmuch as the proceedings before a Family Court are not criminal in nature, it could not be said to be bound down by the procedure stipulated in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Therefore while holding that the Family Court was competent to frame its own procedure for taking evidence, upheld the decision of the Family Court to accept evidence by way of an affidavit, and further permitting it to be tendered as the examination-in-chief, with the attendant permission to cross-examine the deponent.

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