A “Summon” is a legal document that orders the person whom it is served to appear in court & defend the complaint lodged against him. The accused is summoned by the Magistrate u/s 204(1) (a) of the Cr.P.C, 1973.
In continuation of this, the court will further proceed with the defence hearing u/s 254 after the prosecution evidence under section 254 and the examination of the defence u/s 313. (1). During the defence hearing