KOCHI: Making a U-turn from the earlier order, the High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the Lavalin case for two months. “On the last posting date I had only issued an order to have the cases posted in the last week of February. It was not done based on any decision or determination to hear the matters finally in the last week of February. My priority is the huge pendency of old cases here, which should not overturn the case in the ‘queue’ for justice,” the court stated
“I have already expressed my view on the request of the government for early hearing. Earnest efforts will still be made for an early hearing. Currently, I do not see any extraordinary situation that demands urgent hearing in the matter,” observed the court. Meanwhile, A Francis, who was also acquitted from the SNC Lavalin case, filed an affidavit stating that Director General of Prosecutions T Asaf Ali committed fraud in filing early hearing of the petition, and that he abused his position as Public Prosecutor and DGP.