CJI Admits to Supreme Court Registry's Error

Chief Justice P Sathasivam on Monday admitted a mistake on the part of the Supreme Court registry for posting a particular case before a Bench after senior advocate Dushyant Dave mentioned the matter alleging that people are resorting to forum hunting in the top court.

Published: 25th March 2014 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2014 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Justice P Sathasivam on Monday admitted a mistake on the part of the Supreme Court registry for posting a particular case before a Bench after senior advocate Dushyant Dave mentioned the matter alleging that people are resorting to forum hunting in the top court.

Dave had alleged that it is the most shocking development in the history of the apex court as a particular court is being preferred by the Mumbai builders to adjudicate their cases.

“It is the most shocking incident and it sends an extremely wrong signal from the Supreme Court,” he said mentioning the facts of the case and urging the Chief Justice of India  to withdraw the case from the Court No 10 where the matter is listed for hearing.

“A strong message needs to be sent that forum shopping won’t be allowed in this court,” he said.

The Chief Justice of India then assured Dave that he will look into the case and pass appropriate orders after talking to the registrar general.

Later, speaking to reporters after a public function, Sathasivam said that the “mistake has been rectified” and case has been listed before an appropriate Bench.

“I verified those case papers. In our system, the computer allots these cases. For example if it pertains to criminal matters, it will go to particular judges. And this case by mistake has gone to that court and it was brought to notice by senior advocate Dushyant Dave.

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