A special bench of the Delhi High Court Friday deferred the hearing of bail pleas of Khalid Saifi and other accused in the conspiracy case in connection with the 2020 Northeast Delhi riots after observing that concluding it would take a lot of time.

A special bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Rajnish Bhatnagar asked the counsel appearing for the parties as to why a batch of eight matters was listed before them. The bench further indicated that they had never heard these matters before.

Remarking that as they are a special bench, it may not be possible to hear these cases every Friday and conclude them, the court said, “None of these appeals is part heard. The arguments are yet to begin… we would have to take a call on this. This is likely to take a long time… we would not like to curtail any of the appellants in any manner. If we were to hear all these appeals every Friday, we don’t know when we will be able to conclude all these.

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