Supreme Court scolded bluntly Congress for not paying requisite court fee in full and using incorrect fonts in the petition filed by the Party to challenging the decision of imposing President Rule in Arunchal Pradesh.
However, Justice Khehar reprimanded Congress for not paying the requisite court fee in full while filing the petition. There was a shortfall of Rs. 800 in the court fee paid to the Supreme Court Registry.
Justice Khehar said there were a lot of other “defects” in the petiton filed by Bamang Felix, Chief Whip of the Congress Legislative Party of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Congress party side saw a whole array of top lawyers present in court, including senior advocates Fali Nariman, Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha.
Justice Khehar said “the Registry has raised a lot of objections. You have paid less court fee. You have to pay Rs. 800 more…”
Justice Khehar further said “ Children are just saying… please look into this… when you file urgent matters like this, ensure that you pay court fee in full”.
Congress Party challenged the constitutionality of the Union Cabinet recommendation and subsequent imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh ruled by the Congress party.
Supreme Court accepted the petition and forwarded it to a five-judge Constitution Bench.
Supreme Court asked Centre to respond by Friday.
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