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SC takes note of serious lapse by trial judge, seeks report from Allahabad HC

Taking note of the serious lapse by a lower court judge in not abiding with its 2016 order to conclude trial in a murder case within six months, the Supreme Court Friday sought response from the judicial officer for frequent adjournments in the matter. The lower court judge has sought additional time from to conclude the trial in the murder case of Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh which was lodged in 2012. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that as per information obtained by the apex court registry, the dates for hearing in the murder case as given by the judicial officer were not correct . That apart, the information obtained by the registry from the National Judicial Data Grid would go to show that from January 29, 2019, seven adjournments have been granted by the presiding officer on different grounds, details of which are available, said the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna. This would prima facie show serious lack of concern on .


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