Supreme Court’s Strong Exception to Senior Counsel’s Virtual Appreciation

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Miscellaneous days at the Supreme Court are days when new motions are listed. (Representative)

New Delhi:

Today, the Supreme Court strongly objected to a lead attorney appearing via video conference and ordered him to be physically present in court.

A bench of judges Ajay Rastogi and CT Ravikumar said this behavior of not coming to court is unacceptable.

“We don’t understand this case. Why don’t you come to court? We sit in court from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is unacceptable. on the screen for five minutes and come back somewhere. You are busy lawyers for various reasons. We don’t appreciate that,” the bench observed.

The bench declined to proceed with the case for the hearing whose attorney appeared online and sternly ordered him to appear in court on Monday.

The lawyer gave in. “Everything the court says is the word of the law,” he said.

The High Court has been hearing cases by videoconference since March 2020 due to the pandemic. He loosened or tightened the conditions from time to time keeping in mind the changing situation.

To avoid overcrowding on certain days, such as Monday and Friday, the higher court only heard cases in virtual mode, while on Tuesday it was in hybrid mode.

Miscellaneous days at the Supreme Court are days when new motions are listed for admissions hearings.

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