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Bombay HC imposes fine of Rs 25,000 for unnecessarily bringing up matter for urgent hearing during Coronavirus Lockdown [Read Order]

Aishwarya Iyer

The Bombay High Court on Thursday imposed Rs 25,000 as costs on a petitioner who insisted on an urgent hearing during the Coronavirus lockdown, after the Court found that the matter did not involve any

Justice KK Tatad observed,

"Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and order dated 20.09.2019, I do not find any urgency in the present matter. Therefore, following order is passed: Petitioner to pay cost of Rs.25,000/-..."
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The Court added that the costs are to be deposited in the Registry within two months, failing which same would be recovered as land revenue from the petitioner.

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