SC poser to judge on Babri trial deadline

The court said Mr. Singh should face charges as soon as he ‘ceases’ to be Governor.
In its 40-page judgment in April 2017, the Supreme Court had invoked its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142. It had evoked the maxim — ‘Let justice be done though the heavens fall.’ Besides the two-year deadline, the apex court had barred the transfer of the Sessions Judge until the entire trial was concluded. The case was to be taken up on a day-to-day basis. Adjournment would be granted only if the Sessions Judge found it “impossible” to carry on the trial on a particular date.
“We want to know how the Additional District Judge is going to complete the trial within the time limit stated by this Court,” a Bench of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman and Indu Malhotra recorded in its order on Monday.
The Bench asked Judge Yadav to file his report in a sealed cover. He has, in fact, approached the Supreme Court with an application against the recent Allahabad High Court order staying his promotion. The High Court stayed his promotion citing the Supreme Court order of April 2017. The Bench led by Justice Nariman issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the application filed by Judge Yadav.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/sc-poser-to-judge-on-babri-trial-deadline/article24920713.ece

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