The Supreme Court today ordered a litigant to deposit Rs. 5 lakh as costs in order to withdraw a petition..The matter was posted as item 12 in court 8 before a Bench presided by Justice Ranjan Gogoi. When the petitioner’ s lawyer sought to withdraw the petition, Justice Gogoi was not impressed. Irked by the fact that the petitioner had not informed the court in advance by circulating a letter, Gogoi said that the Bench had spent time reading 800 pages of documents pertaining to the case..“You cannot come and go like this as per your wishes. I had read 800 pages and now you want to withdraw the petition”, said Justice Gogoi..The Court then proceeded to hold that the petition can be withdrawn subject to the petitioner depositing Rs. 5 lakhs..Justice Gogoi seems to be on a mission to clean up things at the Supreme Court. In March this year, he pulled up the Supreme Court Registry for the “unacceptable” listing of a matter involving DLF. In August, he was part of the Bench that berated the Bar by pointing out a trend wherein filings are increasingly being plagued by typos.