PIL filed on the basis of newspaper cutting are not PIL at all: Supreme Court

Date :03/07/2018

“What kind of PILs are you filing. You read some newspaper report and straight away come to court.. and such reckless personal allegations against some one. These PILs are not PILs at all” : SC bench to petitioner advocate M L Sharma. 
 
The Supreme Court today rejected a public interest litigation by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma looking for a court-observed SIT probe into the multi-crore PNB scam in the wake of taking serious note of personal leveled against the Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
 
He had claimed that no banks would discharge enormous funds without the involvement of the political authority.
 
The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and A M Khanwilkar likewise noticed that chargesheet has additionally been filed in the issue and it was not legitimate for the court to intervene at this stage.
 
Justice Chandrachud, however, communicated his dissatisfaction in solid words saying,
 
“Such kinds of PILs that tarnish someone’s name and reputation without any basis should stop.”
 
The bench additionally did not acknowledge the attorney's request that he ought to be permitted to file the appeal to again by deleting the names of the top political functionaries.
 
Attorney General KK Venugopal sought dismissal of the petition alleging that different unwarranted and unmerited claims have been leveled against the two top government leaders.
 
With the candidate pressing for the Court to hear his petition, promising to delete the contentious allegations, Justice Chandrachud stated,
 
“This is why there is a great (unclear) about PILs. These are the kind of petitions that come. You read newspaper articles and come here and file PILs… You take names of political leaders without any basis.”
 
The plea has sought a direction to the finance ministry to outline rules on the allow and disbursal of credits including enormous sums. 
 
It has likewise sought for the setting up of a specialists body to manage instances of  bad banking debts in the country. 
 
Furthermore, the petition wants framing of rules for the recovery of loans from the defaulters within a stipulated period, even by connecting their properties and selling them in the open market.
 
to know more about Adv. M.L. Sharma, click here
 
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