Availability of alternative remedy not absolute bar on maintainability of Article 226 petition: Supreme Court

The Court noted that where controversy is a purely legal one and it only involves questions of law, then it should be decided by High Court instead of dismissing the petition on ground of existence of alternative remedy.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently observed that mere availability of an alternative remedy of appeal or revision would not by itself oust the jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 and render a writ petition not maintainable[ M/S Godrej Sara Lee Limited v. The Excise and Taxation Officer-cum-Assessing Authority and Others].

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