Stay of proceedings in trial, civil or criminal, to automatically lapse in six months, SC [Read judgment]

Murali Krishnan March 28 2018
Stay of proceedings

In an all-important judgment, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India has held that stay of proceedings in a pending trial, whether civil or criminal, will automatically lapse after six months unless extended by speaking order.

This significant direction came as part of a judgment dealing with an issue relating to Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices AK Goel, Rohinton Nariman and Navin Sinha . . .

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