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High court to remain open on Saturdays:Allahabad high court

The Allahabad high court has decided to function on Saturdays as well. Both Allahabad and Lucknow benches will handle old pending cases on the weekend.

lucknow Updated: Sep 16, 2017 15:28 IST
Jitendra Sarin
The court will not hear any newly filed case on Saturdays.
The court will not hear any newly filed case on Saturdays.

The Allahabad high court has decided to function on Saturdays as well. Both Allahabad and Lucknow benches will handle old pending cases on the weekend.

For first such working day, on September 16, the court has set up six special benches for Allahabad and five for Lucknow.

In Allahabad, three of six benches will be two-judge benches while other three will act as single judge bench.

These include, benches of justices Krishna Murari and RN Kakkar; justices Bachchoo Lal and Aniruddha Singh and the bench of justices Vijay Lakshmi and Ifaqat Ali Khan.

Justices Mukhtar Ahmad, VK Misra and Pratyush Kumar will hear cases as single judge bench, read a notification put up on the official website of the Allahabad high court.

The notification for Lucknow said three judges, including justices Raghvendra Kumar, Sanjay Harkauli and Rekha Dikshit will sit as single bench while two will be double judge benches of justices Vikram Nath and DS Tripathi and justices Mahendra Dayal and Rang Nath Pandey.

At both Allahabad and Lucknow, the single judge bench would hear listed jail appeals and criminal appeals, starting from the oldest, while the two-judge benches would hear listed applications under Sections 482 & 483 CrPC, jail appeals, jail revisions, criminal revisions and criminal appeals, starting from the oldest irrespective of the year.

The special benches have been formed to decide old cases which are pending for decades. The court will not hear any newly filed case on Saturdays. Cases will be taken up for hearing only if counsels are ready to argue the case on Saturdays. However, if court has appointed any amicus curiae (impartial adviser to a court) it will hear the case.