Delhi HC asks lawyers in a criminal writ petition to submit a 15 min video clip of arguments and 10 min rebuttal clip before next date
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Delhi HC asks lawyers in a criminal writ petition to submit a 15 min video clip of arguments and 10 min rebuttal clip before next date

The plea pertained to the preventive detention of the Petitioner under the COFEPOSA Act. The Petitioner had moved an application to advance the date of hearing in the matter.

Aditi Singh

A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court headed by Justice JR Midha yesterday asked the counsel in a criminal writ petition to submit a video clip of their arguments and rebuttal before the matter is listed for hearing on June 18. (Sat Prakash Soni vs UOI)

This video clip has to be submitted along with a brief note of submissions, copies of relevant pages of relevant documents on record and the judgments being relied upon by the parties.

The criminal writ petition pertained to the preventive detention of the Petitioner, Sat Prakash Soni under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA Act). The Petitioner had moved an application to advance the date of hearing in the matter.

The application for early hearing was taken up and allowed by the Division Bench of Justices JR Midha and Brijesh Sethi yesterday.

While listing the matter for final hearing on June 18, the Court asked the counsel appearing for the Petitioner and the Respondent to submit short video clips of their arguments and response, along with other details.

The order reads,

"Both the parties are directed to file brief note of submissions not exceeding three pages along with copies of relevant pages of relevant documents on record and the judgments on which they wish to rely with relevant portions duly highlighted for the convenience of this Court along with video clip of 15 minutes of their arguments within one week from today. Both the parties shall file additional two page note to respond to the submissions of the opposite party along with additional video clip of ten minutes to respond to the submissions of the opposite party within one week thereafter."
Delhi High Court

In pursuance of the Court's direction, the counsel involved in the matter are to exchange the written submissions as well as video clip of their arguments.

They have also been asked to submit a hard copy of their submissions to the Court Master within the time given.

The Petitioner was represented by Senior Advocate Vikram Chaudhri with Advocate Harshit Sethi.

Centre was represented by Standing Counsel Amit Mahajan with Advocate Gitesh Chopra.

Read the Order:

Sat Prakash Soni vs UOI.pdf
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