Justice Sen pointed out to the SG that the judgments cited by him (as above) referred to disruptive circumstances that arose 'during the course of trial'. The judge asked: "Can you give us any illustration of the present case where such transfer was allowed in bail application?"
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the judgement was replete with examples of attempts of the trial court to define the conduct of the victim, her reaction to the assault and her past sexual conduct.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had countered: “There is a suo motu case regarding dignified handling of the dead.” Amicus Arora said: “That may be so, the poor are unable to dispose of the dead. Why cannot the state give a ritual semblance to the disposal of the dead?”
The Government of India made out the case that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is impeding the progress of the Narada case following the arrest of Trinamool Congress leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee.
The SG also mentioned that there might have been a similar systematic failure on part of the Delhi government, but this was the first time that a top government official admitted to a ‘systematic failure’ on part of the Union government, that too before the Supreme Court.
The Solicitor General of India on Friday complained to the Supreme Court that several high courts of the country were blaming the Centre for the complete mess the country was in now because of the alleged utter mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and the incredible number of deaths.