Supreme Court on Monday dismisses a plea filed by lawyer alleging SC registry officials of being biased to list the matters for hearing and practicing the “pick and choose” policy. The bench has imposed a minimum cost of Rs 100 on the petitioner.
A petition was filed by lawyer Reepak Kansal alleging Registry of giving preference only to the influential and known lawyers while listing the matters for urgent hearing.
SC bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice S A Nazeer dismissed the plea and stated, “How can you compare your petition on One Nation One Ration Card of the plea by Arnab Goswami? What was the urgency? Why are you saying nonsensical things? All members of Registry work day and night to make your life easier. You are demoralizing them. How can you say such things?”
The petition was earlier heard by a three-judge bench comprising Justice Arun Mishra, Abdul Nazeer, and M R Shah had heard the matter on June 19 in which it took serious objections of the Reepak Kansal’s allegations for discriminating lawyers while listing the matters and giving preference to influential lawyers for the reasons best known to them.
The petitioner contended that this is discrimination and is against equal opportunity to get justice in the Hon’ble Court.