Can Consumer Courts grant time beyond 45 days to file reply under Consumer Protection Act? Supreme Court reserves verdict

Can Consumer Courts grant time beyond 45 days to file reply under Consumer Protection Act? Supreme Court reserves verdict

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on the issue of whether Consumer Courts can grant time to the opposite party to file a reply beyond a total period of 45 days, as mandated under Section 13(2)(a) of the Consumer Protection Act.

Judgment was reserved by a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, MR Shah, Vineet Saran, Indira Banerjee and Ravindra Bhat.

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