Saturday, October 4, 2014

Enigma of missing court judgments in Indian Kanoon

I got a mail from Raghav Das saying that a judgment from Supreme Court related to cow protection State of Gujarat Vs. Mirzapur Moti Kureshi Kassab Jamat & Ors 26th October, 2005 is missing. There is only a dissenting opinion from Justice A Mathur available on the website. The main opinion was indeed missing.

In trying to avoid duplicate judgments from the court, the Indian Kanoon crawler missed downloading the opinion from the main bench. The bug has been fixed and Justice Lahoti opinion for the main bench is available here The combined judgments are also available now here.

Thanks Raghav for reporting the problem! It exposed an important bug in the system and the entire SC website will be re-crawled to fix any other missing judgment.

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