SC: Stay on proceedings must not exceed 6 months

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Facts:

  • Judgement: The Supreme Court has ruled that any stay on criminal and civil proceedings will not continue beyond six months and the trial court can proceed in the case without waiting for approval from higher courts if the stay is not extended.
  • Significance: This ruling has reiterated the 2013 judgment in the Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Pvt. Ltd case and the 2018 SC’s verdict.