22.10.2007: The judgment will be pronounced on 20.11.2007
21.09.2007: The excerpts of the judgment passed by Hon’ble Justice S N Dhingra.
“This case has been going on for arguments for more than a year. The accused had ample opportunity, after conclusion of the arguments in October 2006 by the Spl. PP, to prepare the written arguments and submit the same before concluding their oral arguments. If the accused had any intension to file written submission at that stage the law did permit the accused for the same. Had the accused filed the written submission at the time of concluding the oral arguments the Public Prosecutor/Spl. Public Prosecutor in rebuttal would have been able to meet the same or would have filed his written submission in response on record. Once the arguments are concluded by both the sides and even rebuttal is over and the case is fixed for judgment the court cannot allow placing on record written submission by either of the parties.”