Supreme Court reserves judgment in plea on case allotment

A bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra heard petitioner Ashok Pande – a Lucknow-based resident – and said appropriate orders will be passed on his plea.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2018 22:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A view of Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a petition praying for framing of rules to constitute benches and allotting cases to different benches in the top court and high courts.

A bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra heard petitioner Ashok Pande – a Lucknow-based resident – and said appropriate orders will be passed on his plea.

“Ok. We will pass orders,” the bench told Pande’s advocate after hearing him briefly.

Pande’s petition, which was filed pursuant to the press conference by the four Supreme Court judges, also prays that Constitution Benches constituted by SC should comprise the five senior-most judges. He has asked for specialised benches to deal with PILs, tax, criminal, land and service matters. Pande made Allahabad high court a respondent in the case and wants a similar direction to the HC.

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First Published: Apr 09, 2018 22:55 IST