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The Madras Excessive Courtroom has dismissed a petition that sought instructions to Tamil Nadu chief secretary and different authorities officers to not disturb Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sundays besides in extraordinary circumstances. As anticipated, the Madras Excessive Courtroom termed the petition ridiculous saying that any sane individual would have thought many occasions earlier than submitting such a petition.
“That is an completely ridiculous petition that any affordable individual ought to have thought many occasions over earlier than disturbing the Courtroom,” famous the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.
The court docket stated that it’s a matter between the top of a authorities and the officers. “It’s solely a matter between the top of a authorities and the officers as to how information ought to be positioned earlier than the Chief minister and the way the Chief Minister will perform. The court docket can not intervene in such issues and it’s hoped that such frivolous petitions are destroyed lengthy earlier than they’re carried to court docket in future,” the ruling stated.
The Excessive Courtroom additionally imposed a high-quality of Rs 10,000 on the petitioner for submitting a frivolous petition. “The petitioner pays prices assessed at Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Reduction Fund to be used to take care of COVID-19,” stated the court docket.
The Madras Excessive Courtroom additionally restricted the petitioner from submitting any PIL for the subsequent one yr with out acquiring earlier permission from the related bench.
In the previous few years, the courts throughout the nation had witnessed a rise within the frivolous petitions filed within the garb of Public Curiosity Litigations.
Final yr, the Madras Excessive Courtroom had imposed a high-quality of Rs 20,000 on an Advocate for submitting frivolous petitions. The advocate was additionally fined Rs 10,000 on an earlier event.