Getting an early listing for a case in Supreme Court is a task which even senior lawyers dread. Last week, noted jurist Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, was heard complaining to the Chief Justice of India about a case pertaining to LaluÃÂs disproportionate assets being listed in April despite the Court assuring him a date in March. When the CJI agreed to list the matter on April 1, Jethmalani, never one for a loss for words, quipped, ÃÂI hope 1st April does not mean what it means!ÃÂ The courtroom erupted in laughter.
Text: Sify correspondent.
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Image: Ram Jethmalani speaks at a press 18 August 2002 in Srinagar.