SC wants special mechanism for listing of appeals
One-liner: The SC has directed the registrar general of Allahabad HC to apprise it of the normal process adopted in listing criminal appeals.
Response sought: The apex court has also asked the authority to file a response indicating how many benches are normally available to take up pending appeals.
Mechanism: It wanted to know whether there is any special mechanism for the listing of appeals where a person has been convicted for a jail term of 10 years or less.
Not listed: The SC noted that the grievance raised before it is applications preferred by petitioners for relief under Section 389 of the CrPC are not getting listed before the HC.
- Section 389 of the CrPC deals with suspension of sentence pending appeal and release of appellant on bail
Direction: The SC directed the registrar general to file a response by July 11 indicating, what is the normal process adopted by the registry of the HC to list criminal appeals.
Bottom line: It has also asked about the number of appeals pending and whether any policy has been framed to have the appeals taken up in a systematic way at an early date.