The Hon’ble Supreme Court also emphasised on the accountability of the courts while granting stay of proceedings and held that such matters should be disposed of in two-three months without allowing any adjournments. To ensure a speedy disposal of such cases, the Supreme Court directed that a stay of trial proceedings before civil and criminal appellate/revisional courts ordered by a High Court or a court below High Court shall automatically expire in six months, unless extended by a speaking order. This direction has been reiterated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on October 15, 2020 in MA No. 1577 of 2020 in Criminal Appeal Nos. 1375-1376 of 2013.