#JudgmentReserved: Two SC judges deliver split verdict, 21 judgments reserved

Bar & Bench April 8 2017

On March 30, Justices Prafulla C Pant and Rohinton Fali Nariman delivered two separate verdicts, disagreeing with each other in a criminal case, within eight days of reserving it.

Could they have given a unanimous verdict, if they had spent more time discussing it among themselves, to iron out their differences?

Possibly, as they had five more weeks at their disposal, going by the ideal time-frame as suggested by the Supreme Court in the Anil Rai judgment.

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