Announcing that it was losing patience, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the petitioners’ counsel to finish their rebuttal arguments within an hour of tomorrow.
As part of Thursday’s hearings in the matter, the apex court said it would give the lawyers only one hour to conclude their arguments.
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia told senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, “We will give you an hour to finish. Now, it is an overdose of hearings.”
One of the petitioners has been represented by Ahmadi.
There have already been several arguments presented to the bench by lawyers. It said, “Our patience is running out.”.
Ahmadi acknowledged in gratitude that his lordships had listened to his requests with inexhaustible patience.
The bench asked with a lighter tone, “Do you think there is another option?”.
As the bench stated that it would grant an hour for rebuttal on Thursday, it said rebuttal could not go beyond that time limit.