The Supreme Court will hear on December 2 a batch of petitions which challenges the demonetisation move.
The petitions questioned the constitutional validity of the drive and the inconvenience faced by citizens because of it.
A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice D Y Chandrachud said, “we will examine both aspects (inconvenience and constitutional validity) of the matter. Come on Friday at 2 PM.”
The court asked attorney general Mukul Rohatgi to file additional affidavit, if any, explaining ‘schemes and steps’ taken to ease the situation.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for one of the petitioners, who have approached various high courts on the issue, said the court should start hearing the matter from November 29.
Rohatgi, however, opposed the request saying, “let all the petitioners, who have approached various high courts on the issue, come to the apex court which would take a call on December 2.”
Centre has recently moved the apex court seeking transfer of all the petitions pending in various high courts to either the Supreme Court or one of the high courts.
On Thursday, Centre filed an affidavit in the apex court on demonetisation saying the ‘bold move’ will eradicate black money operating since Independence which cast a ‘parallel economy’ hitting the poor and the middle class.