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Punjab and Haryana High Court seeks report on causes of delay in disposal of cases

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked seven District and Sessions Judges to furnish reports on the causes of delay in disposal of honour killing cases. The reports are required to state, among other things, action taken against prosecution witnesses not attending court without lawful excuse and action taken against police officials for non-execution or non-return of the court process.

Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi directed the High Court Registry to ask the District and Sessions Judges of Kaithal, Hisar, Rohtak, Karnal, Bhiwani, Sirsa and Sonepat to send their reports in time so as to reach this court before the next date of hearing.

Justice Tyagi asserted that the reports could not be sought from them as particulars of the cases were not available with the Registry. Taking note of the delay in recording prosecution evidence in pending honour killing cases, the High Court had, on the previous date of hearing, asked trial courts to conclude the process expeditiously by conducting trial on a day-to-day basis "as far as possible".

Justice Tyagi had also directed the courts with cases pending for prosecution evidence to "allocate block of dates" for trial as directed by the Supreme Court and by issuing coercive process for securing the presence of witnesses, if so required.


Honour killings
Orders to 7 district judges

Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi has directed the High Court Registry to ask the District and Sessions Judges of Kaithal, Hisar, Rohtak, Karnal, Bhiwani, Sirsa and Sonepat to send their reports in time so as to reach this court before the next date of hearing.



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