When the Court assembled today, Ms. Sonia Sharma, representing UOI, rose to inform the Court that Mr. A.S. Chandiok, ASG, was indisposed (food poisoning). The matter thereupon was adjourned to 9th May. It was however, made clear by CJ Mr. Dipak Misra that no more adjournments would be granted. In case, any one else is unable to cause appearance, the case must still be argued by nominee. It was assured by Mr. Mukesh Anand, Sr. Counsel.
Mr. Ganesh, Sr. Counsel from the petitioner’s side assured that he will take barely 45 minutes to argue the rejoinder.
The Court was categorical that matter must be concluded on that day, as almost all the points have by and large been covered, but all those still willing to argue the rejoinder must come with written arguments.
The Court also stated that it would like to pronounce the judgement before the summer vacations (4th to 30th June), and therefore need for early conclusion of proceedings.
Rakesh Chitkara, Advocate,
Delhi High Court
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