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"These are matters brought before the Court only to obtain a certificate of dismissal to put a quietus to the matter. We strongly deprecate the same", the Bench said.
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed disapproval over a Special Leave Petition being moved by the State of Andhra Pradesh after a delay of 455 days, opining that such a route is being taken only to "obtain a certificate of dismissal" (State of Andhra Pradesh v. M Srinivasa Rao).
The Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha Bose made its displeasure known in no uncertain terms right at the outset of the brief order of dismissal.
As such, the Bench took critical note that the matter was brought at a delayed stage, only with an aim to put an end to the case. The Apex Court cautioned against such practices, remarking,
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