By failing to check NIA in Gautam Navlakha case, Supreme Court has undermined the Delhi High Court – Scroll.in

For India’s higher judiciary, two elements of court proceedings have come to be regarded as sacrosanct. As courts of record, the High Courts and the Supreme Court pay close attention to precedent: rules established in previous legal cases play a strong role when a later case with similar circumstances is decided. Secondly, these courts are governed by hierarchy in the appeal process. When the Supreme Court passes an order, the High Courts are expected to adhere to it in the letter and spirit. Deviations are seen as acts of judicial indiscipline. Read more

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