Government today blamed "increasing number" of state and central legislations, vacancies of judges and adjournments as some of the main factors responsible for pendency of over three crore cases in various courts across the country.
`Midnight Rider` director and producers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in Wayne County, Georgia superior court following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.
The Supreme Court has expressed concern over absence of a witness protection programme saying it has resulted in witnesses turning hostile "frequently" and rise in unmerited acquittals in criminal cases.
Odisha Assembly was stalled on Tuesday due to frequent adjournments in the House demanding setting up of a permanent bench in the western region as the government offices and judicial courts in seven districts remained closed.
Over three crore cases are pending in various courts across the country and this "unacceptable level" can be reduced by appointment of more judges and modernisation, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday.
Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia
on Wednesday reviewed security arrangements in the Supreme Court,
Delhi High Court and other subordinate courts in the capital
in the wake of the blast that left 11 dead and 64 injured.