US Federal Court Sets October 22 as First Court Date for Sonia Gandhi

A US Federal Court has ordered initial status conference in the pending case against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for shielding human rights violators. Judge Brian M Cogan will hold the status conference on October 22 in accordance with the Rule 16 of Federal Rules of Civil Procedures.

The rule provides that the court may hold the conferences for the purpose of: (1) expediting disposition of the action; (2) establishing early and continuing control so that the case will not be protracted because of lack of management; (3) discouraging wasteful pretrial activities; (4) improving the quality of the trial through more thorough preparation; and (5) facilitating settlement.

The court had issued her summons based on a complaint filed by riot victims, alleging that she has been shielding Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler from prosecution.

Originally Published By Indian Express

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