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SC Reprimands CBI For Delaying Koli's Appeal Against Death Sentence

New Delhi, Feb 9: The Supreme Court today pulled up CBI for delaying the proceedings in the appeal filed by Nithari serial rape and murder convict Surinder Koli against his death sentence.A bench of justices
PTI February 09, 2011 21:35 IST
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New Delhi, Feb 9: The Supreme Court today pulled up CBI for delaying the proceedings in the appeal filed by Nithari serial rape and murder convict Surinder Koli against his death sentence.

A bench of justices Markandya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra told CBI that it cannot indefinitely delay the trial by coming out with lame excuses as it involved the life and death of a person.

"This is not a high school where you can come out with lame excuses like sir my cycle tyre has punctured so there is delay. It is a question of life and death. The person is on the death row. You can't delay it indefinitely," the bench said, when CBI counsel T A Khan sought further time to file certain documents.  PTI