]The Supreme Court will have four special benches to deal with cases of criminal appeals, land acquisition, motor accident claims and direct and indirect taxes from next week, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has said. Justice Surya Kant will head the bench dealing with land acquisition cases.
The CJI had earlier said that a special bench will be held to solely deal with direct and indirect tax cases on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Last year, a suggestion was mooted by lawyers to constitute a tax bench for speedy disposal of pending cases. A division bench in 2015 was constituted to deal with tax related cases which was later dissolved.