Case continued to be argued at length by Mr. A S Chandiok, ASG, UOI for the third session also. He has argued the matter now for nearly 7 hours, by painstakingly taking the Court through allied laws, judgements of the constitutional benches, orders passed by the Courts in other Service tax matters.
Petitoners were awaiting their chance to present their final arguments as rejoinder, but that could not happen, as the ASG concluded when hardly any time was left for Mr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Mr. Ganesh, Sr. Advocates.
Next hearing will now be held on 20th May. Court directed that all arguments must now be submitted in writing.
Summer vacations begin from 4th June. There may be an attempt to deliver the final order before the Courts break for vacations.
Rakesh Chitkara, Advocate,
Delhi High Court
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