High Courts have duty to pass reasoned order when refusing relief: Supreme Court

"When the Constitution confers on the High Courts the power to give relief, the courts would be failing to perform their duty if relief is refused without adequate reasons," the Supreme Court said.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Monday observed that when a number of issues/grounds are raised before the High Court in a plea under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, it is duty-bound to deal with the same and pass a reasoned order [Vishal Ashwin Patel v. Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax Circle 25(3) and Others].

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