Trial courts, magistrates first line of defence for a harassed litigant; have a bigger duty than Supreme Court to protect fundamental rights: SC

Trial courts have the duty to nip frivolous litigations in the bud even before they reach the stage of trial by discharging the accused in fit cases, the Supreme Court said.
Trial courts, magistrates first line of defence for a harassed litigant; have a bigger duty than Supreme Court to protect fundamental rights: SC
MM Shantanagoudar and R Subhash Reddy

Trial courts and magistrates are the first line of defence for a harassed and distraught litigant and have as much responsibility as the Supreme Court, if not more, in safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens, the apex court ruled on Monday (Krishna Lal Chawla v. State of Uttar Pradesh).

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