Seeking of adjournments
to linger the case is a common tactic employed by private lawyers but is an inappropriate practice for the prosecution of the state to attempt to delay a case.
Why NAB is seeking adjournment
?' asked Justice Aurangzeb.
ADJOURNMENTSScheming lawyers, working with judicial officers, crafted plans to tie cases in court for years through spurious adjournments
and all sorts of applications until the public lost interest in them.
Similarly, if a party seeks an adjournment
, the court may grant adjournment
subject to payment of minimum costs of Rs 5,000 to the other party.
Lodha, who has expressed his determination to bring down the number of pending cases in the Supreme Court, got cracking on day one by making it clear that there would be no more adjournment
of cases on frivolous grounds.
He asked for a three-week adjournment
to allow time for official paperwork to be completed during the adjournment
and said the case might not come back to court.
The Edwards' solicitors attempted to get the charges dropped when Mrs Madelaine Jackson, prosecuting, requested Newton Abbot magistrates for a further adjournment
because forensic evidence was awaited.
The courts will be checking the history of adjournments
very carefully in the "record of court action" sheet (this is a new addition to the court file which allows a Judge to make notes of what took place in the courtroom on each court appearance).
In a recent case being heard by chief justice of Pakistan, repeated adjournments
were obtained by a leading multinational.
He said the bill would help discourage unnecessary adjournments
and false and frivolous cases.
Two years and several adjournments
later, the case had not proceeded any further.
According to the new provisions that were instituted as part of the State Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1997, upon a second adjournment
at the request of the respondent/tenant or upon the 30th day after the first appearance by the parties, a deposit of rent for use and occupancy must be made with the court within five days.