The long pendency of cases, especially bail matters has been a perpetual problem plaguing the Indian judiciary..This has often led to undertrial prisoners languishing for years together in jail. While judiciary has often been blamed for the same, repeated adjournments sought by lawyers including State counsel have also contributed to the state of affairs. Bombay High Court judge Justice SS Shinde highlighted this issue on Wednesday, narrating a recent incident that happened when he was on a visit to a jail."I had visited a jail recently, and the inmates asked me what is happening to their bail applications," Justice Shinde said.The judge turned towards the public prosecutor and said that "there is a problem in your office too"."We list matters for hearing, and then you seek adjournment. We list the bail applications on our own, so that the lawyers come, argue and finish off the matter," he said"They (the bail applicants) are in jail languishing, this is taxing for them also," the judge added..The Court was hearing a bail application by a person convicted by lower court. The counsel for the convict sought adjournment which prompted the judge to make the remarks. When the public prosecutor also sought time, the judge asked the prosecution to ensure that frequent adjournments are not sought by the State too.