Thursday, August 11, 2016

Slow justice

We don't have all the intermediate dates, but consider this case from the Punjab and Haryana High Court in India. A member of the Border Security Force (BSF) was convicted of drunkenness (while not on duty) by a Summary Security Force Court on August 23, 2002 and sentenced to be dismissed after 11 years of service. The case is then subjected to review within the BSF and in due course the accused sued in the High Court. The High Court on August 2, 2016 upheld the conviction but remands for reconsideration of whether the dismissal should be mitigated to compulsory retirement.

Fourteen years from trial to completion of High Court collateral review?

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