Notwithstanding a clarification from the bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan, confusion over the recent order urging the judiciary to maintain restraint while entertaining PILs continued even on Friday in Delhi High Court as it refused to pass an order in a blueline case.
"We have to see the effect of Supreme Court order (of December 6) on the proceedings of this case (blueline menace)," a Bench comprising Justice Mukul Mudgal and Reva Khetrapal said, adding, "We have not had the time to go through the judgement. It has just been handed over to us by amicus curiae."
The Bench was hearing a suo motu matter, which it had earlier taken into cognisance, in view of the growing accidents caused by blueline buses in the capital.
The court refused to pass any order on the matter without going through the judgement, which had deprecated the tendency of "judicial over-reach".
On Monday, the apex court had castigated the Delhi High Court for entertaining PILs on a host of public issues including the begging menace, nursery admission and traffic issues particularly the blueline menace.