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Madras HC : Cost Of Rs. 20,000 On Litigant For Seeking Directions to build a Mobile App And Website For Liquor Sale [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 15 May 2020 7:47pm

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The Madras High Court came down heavily on petitioner/advocate for seeking directions for the development of a mobile app and a website for liquor sale before the opening of liquor shops for retail sales amid the COVID-19 lockdown and imposed a cost of Rs. 20,000 to be deposited in the Chief Minister Public Relief Fund, within a period of one week to dissuade him from filing such kind of petitions unnecessarily in future. 

Order to this effect was passed by the Bench of Justices Dr. Vineet Kothari and Pushpa Sathyanarayana when they met to hear the petition through video conference on May 13, 2020. 

The Court also remarked that “we expect the petitioner to observe a sense of professionalism while espousing the public cause in the public interest litigation petitions, in the future.”

One Mr. B. Ramkumar Adityan, a practicing advocate, had filed PIL petition, seeking a direction to the State Government of Tamil Nadu to develop a Mobile App and Website for selling liquors before the opening of all the Retail Liquor Selling Shops of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Ltd throughout Tamil Nadu.

The Bench had apprised the litigants that the sale of liquor IN the State, is essentially a policy matter of the State and the same Bench had already entertained such writ petitions and passed interim orders on May 06 and May 08, 2020, in which one of the petitions was filed by the present petitioner himself. 

The Bench also informed that the Hon'ble Supreme Court, has already listed on the matter on May… Continue Reading...

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