Supreme Court to hear plea against demonetisation of currency notes

A lawyer filed a petition challenging the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination currency notes by the Centre saying it has caused hardship to the common man.

Published: 10th November 2016 11:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2016 12:35 PM   |  A+A-

A man shows the new currency note in Kozhikode. ( Sanesh A. | EPS)

A man shows the new currency note in Kozhikode. ( Sanesh A. | EPS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court, on November 15, is likely to hear a plea by a Uttar Pradesh-based lawyer challenging the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination currency notes by the Centre saying it has caused hardship to the common man.

A bench of Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar said the plea would be listed on November 15 as lawyer Sangam Lal Pandey told the bench that lakhs of people were unable to avail treatment at private hospitals or buy medicines in the absence of exchangeable currency notes. 

However, the bench made it clear that hearing of the plea on November 15 would be subject to the numbering of the petition by the court registry.

Government counsel R. Bala Subramaniam told the bench that they should be served with the copy of the petition as the Centre has filed a caveat.

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