Bombay HC sits on its order copies to parties, gets SC rap

Published: 04th November 2016 01:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2016 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court has expressed unhappiness over the careless attitude of the Bombay High Court for not making available copies of the order to litigants in a time-bound manner to enable them to appeal before appellate courts, if needed.

A Bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Adarsh Kumar Goel had last week asked the Bombay High Court chief justice to intervene and see if something can be done to improve the working of the court.

The court was hearing a case relating to a property dispute after counsel for the petitioner informed the Bench that despite the order being passed by the High Court in August, its copy has not been made available to them. “We are extremely unhappy that the Bombay High Court is repeatedly passing orders without making a copy thereof available to the parties.

We request the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court to look into the matter and consider whether something can be done,” the SC Bench said. The petitioner company M/s Gada Properties Pvt Ltd had failed to provide the copy of the High Court’s order which it challenged before the apex court, despite earlier directions by the Bench and stated that the order copy was not made available to it by the Bombay High Court.

The order was passed by Justice R P Sondur Baldota of the Bombay High Court while hearing an application filed by Gada Properties for regularisation of unauthorised structures.

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