Courts not helpless, cannot abdicate functions at mercy of recalcitrant witnesses: Punjab & Haryana HC to lower courts [Read Order]

The legislature has enacted statutory provisions for the Court to compel the appearance of witness and execution of the coercive process. “It is for the Courts to effectively exercise the powers”, the Court said.
Punjab & Haryana High Court
Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently made strong observations over the the failure of subordinate courts to exercise their statutory powers towards ensuring optimal court case management and the timely disposal of cases (Vijay Pal v. State of Haryana and anr).

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