The bench was hearing a Letter Patents Appeal (LPA) wherein the advocate for the party aggrieved by the orders of a single-judge had circulated a leave note for adjourning the case.
However, the counsel appearing for the opposite party took strong exception to the leave note and said this has been happening in this matter most of the times.
The bench, therefore, sought a report from the registry with regard to the concerned advocate’s leave notes and sick notes.
Subsequently, a report was submitted by the registry indicating that the concerned advocate had applied for 18 leave notes and 6 sick notes from January 2022 till date.
“Till date, this advocate has sought leaves for 34 days in all,” the bench pointed out.