AMRI fire: HC asks prosecutors to reduce number of witnesses


The Calcutta High Court has asked prosecutors in the AMRI Hospital fire case to bring down the number of witnesses from a staggering 455 to a practical figure to conclude the trial within a time frame.

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The fire had claimed lives of 92 persons on December nine, 2011.

Hearing a petition by cardiac specialist Dr Mani Chhetri for quashing of proceedings against him, Justice Joymalyo Bagchi observed that examining 455 witnesses could make the trial go on for many years.

Justice Bagchi said the prosecution would have to scale it down to a practical number so that the trial could be completed within around two years.


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