Trial in absentia, weeding out dead wood & more: The SC on the speedy disposal of cases

Speedy Disposal

The Supreme Court has something to say on the efficient and speedy disposal of cases.

In a batch of petitions where the appellants were denied bail pending trial/appeal and had been in custody for a long time, a Bench of Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit have made some observations of value. The Right to Speedy trial under Article 21, which is honoured more in breach, is the subject of the order i