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All SC benches to hear 10 matrimonial transfer cases, 10 bail pleas every day: CJI

All SC benches to hear 10 matrimonial transfer cases, 10 bail pleas every day: CJI
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New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Friday said the Supreme Court, in its full court meeting, has decided that all the 13 benches will hear 10 transfer petitions pertaining to matrimonial disputes and equal number of bail petitions daily in a bid to lessen the pendency of cases. At the start of the proceedings, the bench said the decision has been taken at a meeting of all apex court judges.

“After a full court meeting, we have decided that each Bench will take up 10 transfer petitions, which are family matters, followed by 10 bail matters every day to dispose of all such matters before the winter vacation,” the CJI said, adding bail matters needed to be given primacy as they pertained to personal liberty.

The bench said as of now there were 3,000 petitions pending in the top court pertaining to matrimonial cases where parties are seeking transfer of cases to a place of their liking.


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