Supreme Court has Scheduled Hearing on November 24 to Hear 24 Petitions Opposing Govt’s 2016 Demonetisation

Sarthak Umang

Published on: 09 November 2022 at 17:49 IST

A five-judge constitutional bench led by Justice S. A. Nazeer adjourned the case of Attorney General R. Venkataramani, who requested additional time to file a document and complete an affidavit within the matter.

The Supreme Court postponed the hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the Center’s 2016 decision to demonetize currency notes in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 on Wednesday, November 24.

Venkataramani apologised to the bench, additionally comprising Justices B R Gavai, A S Bopanna, V Ramasubramanian, and B V Nagarathna, for now no longer being capable of putting together the complete affidavit and sought a week’s time.

Senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing petitioner Vivek Narayan Sharma, stated that it is noticeably uncommon to invite a Constitution Bench for adjournment. Coming into court for one of the parties, P Chidambaram stated that it is an embarrassing situation.

Justice Nagarathna discovered that typically the constitution bench no longer does an upward push like this, and that is very embarrassing. The pinnacle court granted the Center one week to record an affidavit.

The bench changed into listening mode to a batch of fifty-eight petitions challenging the Center’s November 8, 2016 choice to demonetize the forex notes. On December 16, 2016, a bench headed by then Chief Justice TS Thakur referred the query of the validity of the choice and different associated subjects to a bigger bench of five judges for an authoritative pronouncement.

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