Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju tweeted, “I am very happy to hear that Justice SS Shinde of Bombay High Court has listened to more than 190 cases yesterday.
Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju on Friday praised the Bombay High Court Justice SS Shinde’s sitting on Thursday from 10.30 am to 8 pm and listened to more than 190 cases, extending working hours beyond schedule. The Bar and Bench reported that Thursday’s hearing covered more than 200 issues. “I am very happy to hear that SS Shinde of the Bombay High Court heard over 190 cases yesterday. He sat on the bench from 10.30 am to 8 pm!” Kiran Rijiju tweeted about his chamber photo.
The normal working hours of the High Court are from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. It is common for courts to act late into the night due to emergency hearings, but listening to 190 cases a day at a time of high criticism of the speed of judicial work sets a new precedent.
According to the bar and bench, recently retired Justice SJ Kathavalla listened to 150 things in one sitting.
Justice SS Shinde is the third senior-most judge of the Bombay High Court and will retire in a month. His name has been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium as the new Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
Justice SS Shinde has handled a number of high profile cases in the past few years, including the Elgar Parishad, the suicide case against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami, former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh and Bollywood’s Kangana Ranawat.
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