New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the advocate for Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the AgustaWestland case, for seeking time to file a response to the government's petition on the applicability of the black money law with retrospective effect.

Taking exception to the demand to adjourn the case, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said: "You are trying to avoid the bench. This conduct is deprecating." "Justice can't be purchased like this. Looks like you want to avoid this bench. We are averse to such a practice. It won't work in this court", Justice Mishra added.

Khaitan's lawyer P V Kapur said he needed "four weeks time to file a response to the Centre's petition challenging the Delhi high court order" whic...