Yes you read it right ! A witness can give his statement through Skype calling without even attending the court. This rule has been passed by the high court of Andhra Pradesh. In a divorce case, a witness given through Skype calling was taken into consideration and has been treated as a valid witness.
A person named Muralidhara Rao who was unable to attend the court in person because of his office problems, asked the khammam district kothagudem principal civil lawyer to accept Skype calling as a witness for which he agreed. His wife Shoba filed a petition in high court against this, after investigating the case Justice B Shivashankar Rao said that technology can be used for prosecuting the witness and enroll the witness.
Audio and Video links can be used as a witness and if the witness’ behavior is doubtful he can be investigated once again said the judge.