What Supreme Court held on High Court deciding case when Accused did not enter appearance

Murali Krishnan July 6 2019
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The Supreme Court yesterday held that when an accused in a case did not enter appearance before High Court, the High Court should not have decided the case on merits. Instead, it should have issued second notice to the accused or directed the High Court Legal Services Committee to appoint an advocate or taken the assistance of an Amicus Curiae.

The judgment was rendered by a Bench of Justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna in an appeal preferred by the accused. The accused had challenged the orders passed by . . .

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