With 300 Verdicts In 2.5 Hours, Patna High Court Creates History

The Patna High Court on Wednesday created a record as it announced verdicts on 62,061 cases out of the 63,070 cases filed in only 7-and-a-half months.

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Tareekh pe tareekh! Tareekh pe tareekh! Tareekh pe tareekh!

Apparently not in Patna. The Patna High Court, yesterday, created history by announcing verdicts in around 300 pending cases in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

This was done by a single-judge bench of Justice Raviranjan. Out of the listed 300 bail-related cases, the judge pronounced verdicts in 289 cases. The remaining 11 cases were not cleared because of the absence of advocates.

The Patna High Court on Wednesday created a record as it announced verdicts on 62,061 cases out of the 63,070 cases filed in only 7-and-a-half months. On November, it pronounced judgements in 1,489 cases. A judge alone heard 300 cases and delivered judgement on them.

Patna High Court’s Chief Justice Rajendra Menon had joined the Patna High Court as its chief justice on March 15, 2017. He never took a leave after that and worked passionately to conclude the cases stacked up on the court. By Oct 30, the court had pronounced judgements on 62,061 cases.

On 13 July this year, the court gave verdicts on 1266 cases. On September 21, it gave out judgements on 1056 cases. On October 17, 1189 cases; and on November 9, it finalised 1489 cases.

Information source: inshorts

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