HC warns trial courts on oral submissions by counsels

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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) The Delhi High Court has warned the trial courts against believing the oral submissions by the counsels appearing for the accused.

Hearing a petition of three employees of Vijaya Bank, Justice S Muralidhar ordered the petition to be dismissed. The bank employees had moved the High Court to set aside the Metropolitan Magistrate's (MM) order issuing non-bailable warrants against them on February 23.

Appearing for the petitioners, their counsel contended that the MM had not accepted his oral submission that the High Court had stayed further proceedings. Justice Muralidhar rejected this submission.

The order reads, "If any ordinary copy is produced, the subordinate court will have to have the order cross verified with the Registry of this court, which is a practice being followed when the bail orders are produced,".

"In the absence of such a production of certified copy of the stay order or verification with the Registry of this court of the ordinary copy, the subordinate court would be fully justified in refusing to act on the oral submission by the counsel that there is a stay of proceedings order passed by this court," mentions the order.

The court also directed the trial courts to follow the procedure adopted for bail matters and asked the courts to verify the authenticity of the order passed by the High Court from the Registry before passing any order.


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