Reckless behaviour by few individuals: CJI

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday stressed on the importance of the judiciary in restoring public faith in times of “belligerent and reckless behaviour by a few individuals”.

Lamenting such incidents, Gogoi expressed confidence in the country’s legal institutions in defeating them and displaying resilience to overcome “belligerence of such wayward constituents.”

“I am hopeful that such incidents would turn out to be exceptions and that the strong traditions and ethos of our institution shall always assist our stakeholders to display resilience to overcome the belligerence of such wayward constituents,” Gogoi said after laying the foundation stone of an auditorium of the Gauhati High Court, reported PTI.

The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday also instructed Gauhati High Court Chief Justice (Acting) Arup Kumar Goswami to clear long pending cases in Assam as soon as possible.

CJI Gogoi said over 1,000 cases are pending in courts across the country for 50 years, while a whopping two lakh plus cases are pending for 25 years.

After laying the foundation stone of an auditorium of the Gauhati High Court here, Gogoi said that we have a little over one thousand 50-year-old cases and above two lakh 25-year old cases.

“Out of about 90 lakh pending civil cases, more than 20 lakh are at a stage where summons have not been served yet” : CJI said.

Earlier, Gogoi addressed the chief justices of various high courts on July 10, during which he requested them, inter alia, to “go after” the 50-year-old and the 25-year-old cases.

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