Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Pvt. Ltd. v. Central Bureau of Investigation, Miscellaneous application no. 1577 of 2020 in Criminal Appeal Nos. 1375-1376 of 2013

Court: Supreme Court of India

Issue: For how long a stay granted in civil/ criminal proceeding would be operative?

Held: In cases where stay is granted in future, the same will end on expiry of six months from the date of such order unless similar extension is granted by a speaking order.

The Hon’ble Apex Court also held that “whatever stay has been granted by any court including the High Court automatically expires within a period of six months, and unless extension is granted for good reason, as per our judgment, within the next six months, the trial Court is, on the expiry of the first period of six months, to set a date for the trial and go ahead with the same“.

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