Supreme Court raps registry officers for ‘wrongful listing’ of contempt plea

New Delhi, August 8

The Supreme Court administration has sought an evidence from its registry officers for “wrongly” itemizing a petition filed by former Union minister Arun Shourie, veteran journalist N Ram and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan earlier than a Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud ignoring the truth that comparable contempt issues have been already pending earlier than a Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra.

The officers involved have been requested to clarify their conduct, sources stated.

“As per practice and procedure in use, the said matter should have been listed before the Bench, which is already seized with similar matters but it has been listed ignoring established practice and procedure. In this regard, explanation from the officials concerned has been sought,” they stated. — TNS

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