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Don`t rush to HC by giving go-bye to lower courts: HC

The growing tendency among "affluent persons" to give a go-bye to trial courts for redressal of "small" grievances has come in for criticism by the Delhi HC.



New Delhi: The growing tendency among
"affluent persons" to give a go-bye to trial courts for
redressal of "small" grievances has come in for criticism by
the Delhi High Court which said such people consider below
their dignity to approach lower courts.

The remark by the court came while dealing with a batch
of petitions challenging summons issued by trial courts
seeking appearance of the accused in connection with the
cheque-bouncing cases.

"These petitions are flooding the High Court... the
petitioners involved, in most of the cases, are affluent
persons who do not wish to appear before the courts of
Metropolitan Magistrate or consider it below their dignity to
go to lower courts and come rushing to it (HC) for mere
passing of a summoning order," Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra
said.

The HC said the tendency was also because such persons
were successful in halting proceedings before lower courts on
one or the other ground, which could have been decided by the
trial courts itself at initial stage of the case.

Dismissing the batch of petitions seeking quashing of
the summons orders, the HC asked all the accused persons to
appear before respective trial courts.

The High Court pulled up the lower courts for not
following the mandate of the Negotiable Instrument Act while
conducting trial of cases arising out of the dishonouring of
cheques.

"The procedure now being adopted by the Meropolitan
Magistrates is totally contrary to the provisions of Code of
Criminal Procedure and Negotiable Instrument Act," the court
said.

-PTI

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