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Gujarat HC charges six appellants with Rs.10 Lakhs each for ‘burdening the Indian judicial system with frivolous litigation’

Lawstreet Journal 27 Aug 2020 7:30pm

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In a case appealed in Gujarat High Court, the court gave a strong and clear message to the people who are burdening the Indian judicial system with frivolous litigation by charging a hefty fine of Rs.10 Lakhs each on six for filing frivolous litigation. The total amount fined is Rs.60 Lakhs. The case was a bank loan recovery case. This is not the first time when a High court gave this message to the people who file frivolous litigation. From time to time the Indian courts have a similar message to the people out loud. Not a long ago the apex court of India also gave a similar message to the general public and to the people who are voluntarily burdening the courts with frivolous litigation. 

In the current matter, the Gujarat HC penalized a city-based firm, Parvin Cotgin Pvt Ltd. & its promoters, who appealed against the recovery proceedings started by 2 banks & also against the orders passed by the district magistrate after the company defaulted in returning money borrowed. The HC observed that the borrowers had used all the tricks and tactics to delay recovery proceedings by the banks.

After hearing the appeals, the Judges were of the opinion that:- 

“There are not enough words for us to express our anguish on such an approach being adopted by the appellants as the valuable time of the Court which could have been spent in resolving other pending cases & reducing pendency, has been unnecessarily wasted.” The Court recorded its displeasure at… Continue Reading...


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