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Supreme court imposes fine of Rs. 50,000 on litigant seeking adjournment

The practice of lawyers to seek adjournment on insufficient grounds has become quite rampant and this is posing a serious threat to the justice delivery system of the country. This decision of the Supreme court shall act as a precedent for all other courts to take strict action in this regard.

The Bombay High Court has established that an adjournment will not come cheap, and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the Central Government, whose counsel sought an adjournment for filing an Affidavit-in-Reply to a Writ Petition filed by a petitioner although the Central Government had already been granted time and opportunity to file the same, but were not ready on the day of the hearing.