New Delhi (ILNS): The Supreme Court of India today sought response from all the High Courts on ‘Draft Rules Of Criminal Practice’ in a suo moto matter with regards to the inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial system.
A bench comprising the Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao noted that “Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra states that draft rules have been prepared after notice to HC and after hearing those HCs which responded. Nevertheless, in the interests of justice, we should hear the High Courts before taking a decision on framing rules.
The Supreme Court on the recommendation of Senior Advocate R. Basant had taken suo moto cognizance with regards to the issue of inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial. Whereas, the bench appointed Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra and Senior Advocate R. Basant as amicus curiae in the matter.
Mr. Luthra submitted before the Court that all the draft rules were framed after hearing the views of the High Courts, however, the bench asked the High Courts to submit the responses prior to issuing any direction.
The matter will be listed after 4 weeks.