Dismiss Appeal PIL to National Courts asks AG to SC, Yet CJI prefers Debate


Constantly reiterating the Supreme Court to dismiss the PIL for setting up National Courts of Appeal, the Central government today stated that it will only “add to lawyers pockets” and it will neither reduce the load of pending cases nor it will benefit the interest of judiciary in any way.

A bench of three judges headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur emphasized on holding a debate on this matter and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for the Centre and parties to first sit together and “discusses among themselves, identify broad parameters on which debate can happen.”

CJI Thakur stated to Rohatgi that, “We are not going to amend the constitution we can do something within its parameters. Look into the propositions submitted by amicus curiae K K Venugopal and you may also add to it whatever you want”

For detailed discussion on this, the matter is fixed the on Thursday at 10:30 AM by the Apex Court.
Preceding to this Rohatgi has argued in the court: “The PIL ought to be dismissed solely on the ground that the petitioner did not disclose the fact that he had already filed a petition before the Madras High Court which stood dismissed on March 5, 2015 while in this PIL he has made a categorical statement that he has not filed any other PIL on the issue.”

The AG also said that, “Another reason is that it is not going to serve any purpose other than adding to the pocket of lawyers. The focus should be on 2.2 crore pending in the lower courts. Supreme Court only has 50,000 odd cases”.
CJI Thakur finally asked AG Rohatgi: “Don’t you want a debate also?’ to which the replied “no problem in it”.

By – Satpreet Kaur Siledar

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