22, Feb 2016
ITEM NO.38 COURT NO.1 SECTION PIL(W)
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
Writ Petition(s)(Criminal) No(s). 109/2003
NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION Petitioner(s)
STATE OF GUJARAT & ORS. Respondent(s)
(office report for directions )
Date : 22/02/2016 This petition was called on for hearing today.
HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE UDAY UMESH LALIT
Mr. Harish N. Salve,Sr.Adv. (A.C.)
Mr. B.V. Desai,Sr. Adv. (A.C.)
Ms. Anitha Shenoy,Adv.
(State of Gujarat) Mr. Tushar Mehta,ASG
Ms. Hemantika Wahi,Adv.
Ms. Jesal Wahi,Adv.
(U.O.I.) Ms. Pinky Anand,ASG
Mr. A. Mariyaputham,Sr.Adv.
Ms. Ranjana Narayan,Adv.
Mr. S. Wasim A. Qadri,Adv.
Ms. Ranjana Narayan,Adv.
Ms. Sushma Suri,Adv.
(Govt.of NCT of Ms. Sunita Sharma,Adv.
Delhi) Mr. Sarfraz Ahmed Siddiqui,Adv.
Ms. Satya Siddiqui,Adv.
Mr. D. S. Mahra,Adv.
(St.of Chhattisgarh) Mr. C. D. Singh,AAG
Mr. Udit A.,Adv.
(State of Tripura) Mr. Gopal Singh,Adv.
Mr. Rituraj Biswas,Adv.
Ms. Varsha Poddar,Adv.
(Govt. of Puduchary) Mr. V. G. Pragasam,Adv.
Mr. S. Prabu Ramasubramanian,Adv.
(State of Jharkhand) Mr. Jayesh Gaurav,Adv.
Mr. Gopal Prasad,Adv.
(State of Assam) Mr. Navnit Kumar,Adv.
For M/s Corporate Law Group,Adv.
(State of Arunachal Mr. Anil Shrivastav,Adv.
Pradesh) Mr. Rituraj Biswas,Adv.
(State of Punjab) Mr. Kuldip Singh,Adv.
(State of U.P.) Mr. Ravi Prakash Mehrotra,Adv.
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya,Adv.
Ms. Soumya Kumar,Adv.
(State of Sikkim) Ms. Aruna Mathur,Adv.
Mr. Avneesh Arputham,Adv.
Ms. Anuradha Arputham,Adv.
Mr. Yusuf Khan,Adv.
Ms. Shobhit Nanda,Adv.
For M/s Arputham Aruna & Co.
(State of Bihar) Mr. Gopal Singh,Adv.
Mr. Varsha Poddar,Adv.
(UT of Andaman & Nico.) Mr. K.V. Jagdishvaran,Adv.
Ms. G. Indira,Adv.
Mr. Anurag Kashyap,Adv.
(State of Nagaland) Ms. K. Enatoli Sema,Adv.
Mr. Edward Belho,Adv.
Mr. Amit Kumar Singh,Adv.
(State of Manipur) Mr. Sapam Biswajit Meitei,Adv.
Ms. Lingthoingambi Thongam,Adv.
Ms. B. Khushbansi,Adv.
Mr. Ashok Kumar Singh,Adv.
(St.of Himachal Pradesh) Mr. Suryanarayana Singh,Sr.AAG
Ms. Pragati Neekhra,Adv.
(St. of Tamil Nadu) Mr. M. Yogesh Kanna,Adv.
Mr. Jayant Patel,Adv.
Dr. Nafis A. Siddiqui,Adv.
Mr. V. N. Raghupathy,Adv.
Mr. Naresh K. Sharma,AOR.
Mr. Bimal Roy Jad,AOR.
Mr. Mukesh K. Giri,AOR.
Mr. Radha Shyam Jena,AOR.
Mr. Tara Chandra Sharma,AOR.
Mr. K. R. Sasiprabhu,AOR.
Ms. Liz Mathew,AOR.
Mr. Ansar Ahmad Chaudhary,AOR.
Mr. Ranjan Mukherjee,AOR.
Mr. Sanjay R. Hegde,AOR.
Mr. Khwairakpam Nobin Singh,AOR.
Mr. R. Sathish,AOR.
Mr. P. V. Dinesh,AOR.
Mr. Gunnam Venkateswara Rao,AOR.
UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following
O R D E R
By our dated 5th August, 2015, we had granted three months time to learned Principal Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to complete the trial and pronounce the judgment in the case pending before him. Learned Amicus Curiae today points out that although the order, mentioned above, permits completion of the trial and pronouncement of the judgment, the Presiding Judge feels handicapped in pronouncing judgment since the said order does not refer to certain previous orders by which such pronouncement had been stayed. Learned Amicus points out thatour order dated 5th August, 2015 ought to be taken to have been passed in modification of all previous orders passed by this
Court to the contrary thereby clearing the decks for
pronouncement of the judgment in the case, trial whereof stands concluded.
Mr. Tushar Mehta, learned Additional Solicitor General, appearing for the State of Gujarat, has no objection if a suitable clarification to that effect is granted by us.
We accordingly make it clear that learned Principal Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, shall be free to pronounce the judgment in the case pending before him and our Order dated 5th August, 2015 understood to be in modification of all previous orders that may have restrained the said court from proceedings with the matter. Time for pronouncement of the judgment by learned Principal Judge, City Civil & Sessions Court, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, is extended by three months from today.
Two reports, submitted by SIT, are taken on record.
Crl.M.P. No.17500 of 2015 is accordingly allowed and
(MAHABIR SINGH) (VEENA KHERA)
COURT MASTER COURT MASTER