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KEYWORDS: Supreme Court, Adjournments, Delhi High Court, Appellant 

The Supreme Court vacated a stay order in a 16-year-old criminal appeal as it pulled up the appellant—lawyer for seeking repeated adjournments.

On 19 October 2006, Gulshan Bajwa was convicted by Delhi High Court of finding him guilty of making reckless and undesirable allegations to judges. He was entitled to three months imprisonment and Rs.2000 fine, till then apex court was entertaining the High Court order.

On 1 August 2023, when came before the bench hearing, the appellant sought for postponement post Diwali vacations as he produced a medical prescription as he has to undergo surgery.

The bench mentioned majority of cases are being adjourned due to the medical reason of the appellant or his absence, the court further notices Bar Council of India, has also found that the appellant’s conduct is not proper and the order of guilt against him does not need any further alteration.

Written by: Soumya Pandey, Collage: NMIMS , SOL, Bengaluru, Semester : 3rd


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