Supreme Court orders to settle Dr. Kafeel Khan’s petition within 15 days
The bench headed by Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has ordered the Allahabad High Court to settle the Dr. Kafeel Khan’s case within 15 days.
New Delhi: A bench headed by Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobre, hearing the plea of his mother Nuzhat Parveen in the case of Dr Kafeel, has ordered the Allahabad High Court to settle the matter within 15 days.
Virtual hearing is not new. We have heard about it in the Mahabharata as well. The Supreme Court made this remark on Tuesday during the hearing of Dr. Kafeel Khan’s case, who is in Mathura jail for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
When the Chief Justice gave this instruction, senior advocate Indira J Singh, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, requested him to conduct the hearing through video conferencing in his order. To this, Judge Bobde said “Let them hear in any form. It also means video (conferencing). You are presenting in the same way.”
The Chief Justice said mildly, ‘Virtual hearings are not new. We have heard of such an event even in the time of Mahabharata.’ Ms. Jai Singh smilingly said, “I don’t know about it, But I know about the epidemic days.
Dr. Kafeel Khan was granted bail on 10 February but was not released. Three days later, he was charged under the National Security Act. Dr. Kafeel Khan was first kept in Aligarh Jail but later transferred to Mathura Jail.