Delay in delivering a Judgement not a ground for setting aside the judgment: SC

Judgement not a ground for setting aside the judgment: SC

The Hon’ble bench of Supreme Court comprising Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice A.S. Boppanna ordered that “delay in pronouncing the judgment by itself will not be a ground of setting aside the Judgement.”

In the instant appeal, the appellant herein raised a preliminary objection to set aside the judgment of the high court as the judgment of the high court was delivered after one and a half years of reserving the judgment.

In the case herein the counsel for the appellant cited a judgment of Hon’ble supreme court in Santosh Hazari vs Purushottam Tiwari (Dead) for supporting his preliminary objection for setting aside the judgment of the high court.

The Hon’ble bench found the above-cited judgment to be not even remotely suggesting the judgment to be set aside when there is a delay in delivering the same.

Moreover, the Hon’ble bench found the objection of the appellant frivolous and a waste of time of the court and imposed a fine of Rs.50,000/- on the appellant.

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