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Punjab & Haryana HC allows request for adjournment after counsel apprehends that Court is in a "bad mood"

Justice Raina humoured his request, while also making sure to record that the dismissed cases were not worth admission.

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In an odd turn of events, a Single Judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court recently acceded to a request to adjourn a case on a counsel's apprehension that the Court appeared to be in a bad mood.

Appearing for the petitioner in a matter, Advocate KS Sidhu appears to have prayed for an adjournment date after taking note that the presiding judge, Justice Rajiv Narain Raina, had dismissed four cases that morning, one after the other, as the Court was in a bad mood.

Punjab & Haryana HC allows request for adjournment after counsel apprehends that Court is in a "bad mood"

Justice Raina, in turn, humoured his request, while also making sure to record that the dismissed cases were not worth admission. The order passed to this effect on February 4 states,

"Counsel assuming that mood of the court is bad this morning dismissing the first four urgent cases one after the other with orders dictated in Court, prays that time may be granted to him to argue the case on some other day. I grant permission for an adjournment but not without saying that those cases were not worth admission."
Justice Rajiv Narain Raina

The Court proceeded to list the matter for February 20.

[Read the Order]

Justice Rajiv Narain Raina Order - Feb 4, 2020.pdf
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