In the Patna High Court, the Advocate Association has urged for holding of court hearings further on Saturday and Sunday. Currently, in the High Court, 14 judges are hearing criminal cases and only five judges are hearing civil cases who are burdened with two lakh cases.
The Supreme Court has admitted the Bihar appeal against acquittal of 1999 Senari massacre accused. Earlier, the Patna High Court in May acquitted 13 accused in the Senari massacre case in which 34 persons were killed on March 18, 1999 by an erstwhile Maoist group in Senari village in central Bihar.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Bihar Government against the order of State High Court to pay 10 lakh as compensation to a father of a 18-year-old boy killed in a police firing during the Maa Durga Idol Immersion procession.
The Court will be failing in its duty if necessary orders are not passed befitting the present situation, in the larger public interest, to ensure the protection of the right to life of the people in the State of Bihar.