Our legal system made life easy for criminals: SC
New Delhi: Our legal system has made life too easy for criminals and too difficult for the law abiding citizens, the Supreme Court said on Friday, referring to the "dilatory tactics" of the L N Mishra murder case accused in dragging its trial for the last 37 years.
A bench of justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad said the judiciary is not to be blamed for the delay in completion of the trial and it is the accused who have dragged it for so many years.
"We have given our consideration to the submissions made by the counsel for the accused who have repeatedly emphasised that this case is a unique case and this court has not seen such a case earlier and may not see in future.
"We do not intend to comment on this statement. We can only observe, that, our legal system has made life too easy for criminals and too difficult for law abiding citizens," the bench said.
"We should certainly give credit to our judicial officers, who have painstakingly suffered with all the dilatory tactics adopted by the accused in dragging on with the proceedings for nearly thirty seven years.
They are not to be blamed at all. In fact, they do deserve appreciation while conducting such trials...," the court said.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal on Lokpal through press conference
- PM Modi addresses the nation during Maan Ki baat
- Delhi police arrests BSF personnel, ISI operative for espionage
- Exclusive: Prakash Javadekar's views on issue of climate change before UN summit
- Kerala's Sunni religious leader calls gender equality ‘un-Islamic’
- Women fit only to deliver children, gender equality un-islamic: Kerala Muslim leader
- Russia strikes down Goa, India from its safe travel destinations list
- Intolerance issue: Aamir Khan's remarks 'innocent', says Rajkumar Hirani
- Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'
- PM Modi leaves for Paris to take part in Climate Conference