Supreme Court grants 3 days to NGO to apologise for scandalising Court

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Aanchal Agarwal-

Published on: September 9, 2021, at 15:57 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted three days to the Chairman of Suraz India Trust to submit an apology for scandalising the Court.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M M Sundresh was hearing a Petition filed by the Suraz India Trust Chairperson Rajiv Daiya, seeking recall of the Supreme Court’s 2017 judgement in which the Court had imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on the NGO for filing 64 PILs over the years without any success and also taking unfair advantage of the jurisdiction of the Apex Court.

The Court issued a Notice to the Chairman asking him why he should not be held liable for his discretion towards the Court.

Daiya urged before the Court that he could not appear earlier due to his health issues and he also stated that he did not have the resources to pay off the fine imposed on him.

He also stated that if the Court is not willing to grant concession, then he will have to approach the President with a mercy Plea.

The Court after hearing the Chairman urges stated that there is no such provision that allows him to approach the President regarding the fine imposed on him.

The Bench finally reserved its Judgement in the case and stated that “As per usual practice in prior proceedings, the Petitioner has stated that he is willing to submit an unconditional apology seeking to withdraw all what he has said before. We have put to him that he has liberty to file what he pleases within three days and we will take that into consideration while passing our orders”.

The Court also noted that earlier the NGO had approached the Court 64 times and so it leaves no doubt that the Jurisdiction of the Apex Court has been misused by the NGO.

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