Citing a pending review plea in the Rafale case, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi conveyed that lawyers too were responsible for delay in matters coming up for hearing, in the Supreme Court on Friday.
“Application is filed for modification of Rafale order and it’s given wide publicity. But it’s lying defective for more than one month. So even that side is not innocent…”, the CJI remarked, when a lawyer complained that his application in a different case was yet to be listed for hearing.
When the bench, which also comprised Justice Sanjiv Khanna, was told that the lawyer’s plea was waiting to be cured of defects that the CJI said that lawyers were also responsible for the delay happening in the court.