Guj HC imposes fine on truckers` association for misuse of PIL

Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 21:00

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has imposed
a fine of Rs 10,000 on a trucker`s association for misuse of
public interest litigation (PIL).

The order was issued by division bench of Chief Justice S
J Mukhopadhaya and Justice A S Dave while hearing a PIL filed
by Dahegam Road Transport Janhit Rakshak Committee (DRTJRC).

The Association had filed the PIL demanding that
overloading in trucks should not be permitted and a
weigh-bridge is required. And for this, they had demanded that
the government authorities provide all facilities to curb
overloading.

"Generally, overloading is done by the truck owners and
not by any other person and before us the Association of truck
owners who are doing such overloading is asking that
overloading should not be done and for that a weigh-bridge is
required," the court said.

"We are of the view that this is misuse of jurisdiction
of this Court if the relief is granted in their favour. There
is no public interest involved," it said.

Court further said, "If the members of the Association
are overloading, they should take care of it and for that if a
weigh-bridge is required they should on their own establish
weigh-bridge."

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 21:00

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