Supreme Court reserves Judgment on Contempt proceedings against Trust banned for life from filing PILs

  • Gautam Mishra
  • 04:33 PM, 08 Sep 2021

The Supreme Court has today reserved its Judgment in contempt proceedings against Rajeev Dahiya for non-payment of cost of Rs. 25 Lakh imposed in PIL filed by Suraz India Trust who was later banned from filing PILs for life.

A bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MM Sundaresh has given three days time to the MD of the Trust Rajiv Dahiya for filing an unconditional apology for filing frivolous petitions and making scandalous remarks against the Judges.

The Court was hearing contempt proceedings initiated by the court against MD of Suraz India Trust for not submitting the cost of Rs 25 Lakh awarded in a PIL filed by the Trust.

Earlier, the Court had issued a Bailable Warrant against the MD worth Rs. 10,000/- for not presenting before the court even after several directions.

Rajiv Daiya appearing today before the Court seeking time to get some legal advice, however, Justice Kaul said that you are well aware of the laws and you are mistaken if you think you can get away with the laws.

Justice Kaul further added, "You would have said that I do not have resources we would have considered but you kept on filing applications including against this bench."

Daiya showing his inclination towards filing an unconditional opportunity submitted that all that I wanted to do was with good intentions.

Whereas ASG Aishwarya Bhati said, "his application scandalizing the Judges of HCs and Hon'ble Judges of this Court must be dealt with in a stern manner."

Case Title: Suraz India Trust Vs. Union of India