Delay in hearing Criminal Appeals: Supreme Court appoints Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Amicus Curiae

Murali Krishnan November 4 2019
criminal appeals

The Supreme Court today appointed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Amicus Curiae to consider the issue of inability of High Courts to bring Criminal Appeals to an expeditious conclusion.

The order was passed by a Bench of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Surya Kant in an appeal filed by a person convicted for offence under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. His appeal against the conviction is pending before the High Court and he has been in custody for . . .

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