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HC raps Kejriwal for plea against speedy trial

HC raps Kejriwal for plea against speedy trial
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday rapped Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for questioning a judge's decision to expedite the hearing of a defamation suit filed by union minister Arun Jaitley against him and five other AAP leaders.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also pulled up AAP leader Ashutosh for appealing against the July 26 order, saying the court had to answer to the Supreme Court on delay in trials.
"We are duty-bound to conduct trial in an expeditious manner. The single judge cannot be faulted for ensuring speedy trial," the bench said, adding that this applied to every matter being filed in the court.
The judges also asked Kejriwal's counsel why he was filing such appeals.

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