Pay Rs 25 lakh for wasting court’s time or go to jail: SC to lawyer

As the lawyer started to argue, the CJI cut him short saying “deposit the cost first”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2017 6:37 am

The Supreme Court on Monday warned a lawyer who had filed 64 PILs and “wasted judicial time” that it would send him to jail if he did not comply with its order imposing a Rs 25 lakh cost on him.The bench of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud gave Rajiv Dahiya, Chairman of Suraz India Trust, time till Tuesday to place on record an application which he claimed to have filed before the President in the matter.

As the lawyer started to argue, the CJI cut him short saying “deposit the cost first”. As Dahiya fumbled, the court warned him that it will order his detention to ensure that he complies with the order. The CJI told him that “you filed 64 cases in court. You have filed contempt charges against CJIs, Registrar General… Why are you doing all this nonsense?”

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  1. Sreenivas Adv Perna
    Aug 24, 2017 at 2:45 am
    exlent
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    1. Akshaya Kumar Pattanaik
      Aug 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm
      Best Orders of the Hon'ble apex Court,But it should be applicable to all those are trying to baste the Courts of law ( Including lower,District And in the High Courts also ) and lapsing very valuable time which can be utilised for other cases.
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