SC dismisses PIL that accused its Registry of favouritism, imposes high-quality


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 6

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by an advocate levelling allegations of favouritism towards its Registry officers within the itemizing of instances.

A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, who had reserved its verdict on the difficulty on June 19, additionally imposed a high-quality of Rs 100 on advocate Reepak Kansal for submitting such an individual.

“We are imposing a minimum cost of Rs 100 on you,” the Bench mentioned whereas announcing the order on telephone.

Being a member of the Bar, he shouldn’t have made such allegations towards the courtroom’s Registry, it mentioned.

While reserving its verdict, the Supreme Court on June 19 pulled up Kansal for levelling reckless allegations of favouritism towards its Registry officers within the itemizing of instances.

“You are unnecessarily blaming the Registry. Documents were missing in the plea,” it had instructed Kansal.

The Registry officers had been working laborious to make the functioning of the courtroom easy for attorneys and litigants, it had famous.

Kansal had sought a path to Apex Court’s Secretary-General its Registrar/officers “not to give preferences to cases filed by influential lawyers, petitioners and law firms”.

“There are many petitioner/lawyers have been suffering by unequal treatment by the Registry as the cases filed by some law firms/influential lawyers are immediately listed by Registry ignoring the cases of ordinary petitioner/ lawyers,” Kansal had mentioned.

Accusing the Apex Court Registry of following a “pick and choose” coverage, he had demanded a set of tips to cease discrimination towards odd attorneys.



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