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Supreme Court slaps litigant with ₹1 lakh costs for filing appeal against order deferring bail plea

When the senior counsel pointed out today that the apex court itself had earlier asked for the matter to be taken up expeditiously, the bench replied that April 8 is not long way off.

The Court made it clear that such petitions are a waste of time and an abuse of the process of law.

“We have come across several such Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) filed merely against orders issuing notice, granting adjournment or refusing interim protection. In reference to our earlier order, AoRs are not postmen but also officers of the court and should not merely sign off. They owe a greater responsibility. Such petitions are nothing but an abuse of the process of law and waste the precious time of the court and add to pendency,” the bench noted in its order.

Source: Barandbench

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