Supreme court dismisses PIL against Arun Jaitley, instead imposes Rs 50,000 penalty on the advocate

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Guwahati: Supreme Court dismissed a PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley alleging him of plundering the capital reserve of the Reserve Bank of India. In fact, not only this, the topmost court of the nation even imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 against the lawyer who filed the public interest litigation.

The lawyer who took up the PIL against the Union Finance Minister is advocate M L Sharma. The apex court, slamming the lawyer, states, “You file PIL naming the Fin Min and saying he was likely to plunder RBI resources…?” the gesture of the lawyer displeased the apex court and said that the lawyer should have not made the finance minister the main party in the PIL.

The bench of justices comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul further said, “What is this PIL? You cannot go on with such misadventure. What exactly is this? You are saying the finance minister is plundering the capital reserve of the RBI. You are not bringing honour to this institution. Why do we permit you to go ahead with this PIL.”

The bench of justices has made a clear direction that until and unless advocate Sharma deposits the amount of penalty Rs 50,000, he will not be allowed to file any PIL. The bench said, “We find no reason whatsoever to entertain this PIL.”


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