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Malegaon Blast Case Victim's Father Appeals Bombay HC To Extend Special Court Judge's Tenure

Lawstreet Journal 13 Feb 2020 3:32am

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On 12 February, 2020, Nisar Ahmed Sayyed Bilal, the 60-year-old resident of Malegaon, a petitioner and father of a victim of the 2008 Malegaon blast wrote to the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court requesting an extension of the duration of the trial by the special court in the case.

Bilal in his application to the Chief Justice has said that the extension to the special judge be granted until the trial is completed within a fixed time frame.

“The undersigning victim along with other victims, have vested full faith in the judiciary of the country and believe that although justice has been delayed, it will not be denied to us,” the letter states. It adds that the incident took place in 2008 and the matter had moved at a slow pace with the trial not beginning despite orders from superior courts to expedite hearings.

"Change in the presiding officer would affect the trial and will delay the case, which is already pending for over a decade and involves several high profiles accused including BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur," he said.

Copies of the letter were also sent to Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Investigation Agency (NIA) Headquarters.

Special Judge Vinod S Padalkar, who is presiding over the ongoing trial designated under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, will retire on February 29. The central government, through a notification from the Ministry of Home Affairs issued on April 18, 2018, had appointed Judge Padalkar to preside over the special court… Continue Reading...

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