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Is that English?

When Justice A K Sikri, who headed the bench, asked if the FIRs were in English, Patwalia replied in the affirmative

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The language skills of those who draft FIRs in West Bengal became a source of amusement in the Supreme Court with a judge wondering whether that was the way English grammar was taught in  schools in the state. P S Patwalia, the counsel for Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung, who is on the run, told the court that the 300-odd cases against his client and his followers filed by the Bengal government were identical and had similar grammatical errors. When Justice A K Sikri, who headed the bench, asked if the FIRs were in English, Patwalia replied in the affirmative. To that Justice Sikri said: “Perhaps that is the way English grammar is taught in the schools of Bengal."

First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 22:36 IST
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