Swift trial should not be at the cost of fair trial: CJI
On the occasion of inauguration of the first of the five newly announced fast-track courts established in Saket, Delhi to try cases related to sexual offence against women, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir appreciated people’s anger over rape but warned against allowing it sweep over the legal procedures. He said that a swift trial should not be at the cost of a fair trial. He welcomed government measures to set up fast track courts which will proceed on a day-to-day basis and adjournments would be for a smaller span such as a day or two.
Meanwhile, 2500 lawyers registered at Saket District Bar Council have decided to “stay away” to ensure “speedy justice”, implying the government will have to appoint lawyers for the defendants.