The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea which prayed for directions to stop COVID-19 vaccination. .A Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar also imposed Rs. 50,000 costs on the petitioners. ."The very fact that this petition is made to stop vaccines shows that it is not filed in public interest. Therefore, it is not necessary for us to go into other prayers," the Court said. .Since the first petitioner is an army officer, we propose to impose costs only on 2nd and 3rd petitioners, the Court said, directing the two petitioners to pay Rs. 50,000 to CM Relief Fund within a month. .When the matter came up for hearing, the Court had cautioned the petitioners that one of the prayers in the petition is to stop vaccination which is against public interest. "People are queuing up for vaccination. This (petition) is against public interest," the Bench remarked. .The Court asked the petitioners whether they want to press the said prayer. ."Please ask your client if he wants to press prayer 3 (to stop vaccination). If it is so, then we will dismiss it because it is against public interest. Once we find that one prayer is against public interest, then it is liable to dismissed," the Court told the petitioner's counsel. The petitioner, however, decided to go ahead. The Court then heard the matter for approximately 45 minutes before rejecting the petition. ."This is a fit case to impose exemplary costs as the hearing of this petition has consumed 45 minutes, which could have been used to hear important matters," the Court noted in its order.