Accused has right to speedy trial, but must face consequences if responsible for delay: Madras High Court

The Court made the observation while declining to quash a case that has been awaiting trial for nearly 22 years.
Accused has right to speedy trial, but must face consequences if responsible for delay: Madras High Court
Justice CV Karthikeyan, Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently declined to quash a case that has been awaiting trial for nearly 22 years, after noting that it has to be examined if the accused themselves were responsible for the delay (SS Govindaraj v. State).

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