Calcutta High Court imposes Rs 20,000 costs on defendant who sought 2-week adjournment citing pandemic risks

"It is ... not clear as to how the additional two weeks would encourage the witness to travel to the Court for the cross-examination", the Court remarked.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

An adjournment request citing the risk of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday led the Calcutta High Court to impose Rs 20,000 as costs for unnecessarily delaying the trial in a commercial suit.

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