Thursday, April 15, 2021
400 GTB

NNP LawOrder 11 04 2021

NNP Farmers

navan naroa 30

state mega job fair

Edu 20 March

Ayushman 11 04 2021

Markfed Sohna New

Verka Ice Cream

Innocent Hearts INNOKIDS Banner

Trust in judiciary can’t be frittered away by show of power: SC

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, April 7, 2021-
The Supreme Court said it was shocked by the Allahabad High Court order, which summoned Uttar Pradesh government officers in a contempt case, despite the proceedings having been stayed by it.

A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta said: “The frequent, causal and lackadaisical summoning of high officials by the Court cannot be appreciated. We may add that this does not mean that in compelling situations, the same cannot be done but the object cannot be to humiliate senior officials.”

The bench noted that the trust, faith and confidence of the common man in the judiciary cannot be frittered away by unnecessary and unwarranted show or exercise of power.

“Greater the power, greater should be the responsibility in exercising such power,” it said.

The top court said once the order of which contempt was alleged was stayed, there would be no cause for calling the officers as there was no question of any non-compliance of the order.

Its order came on a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government through advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain.

Noting that the apex court “has even on various occasions through judicial pronouncements deprecated the practice of unnecessarily calling officers to Court”, the bench said that it is not as if this aspect was not brought to the notice of the judge dealing with the contempt petition, as an application was filed for exemption from personal appearance.

“However, the exemption from personal appearance was granted only for the date of March 2, and the matter was listed on April 8, once again directing both the officers to remain present in court in pursuance to an earlier order dated February 5,” it observed.

The bench said it was unnecessary harassment of the officers and there was no occasion to pass the order on March 2, which has resulted in the petitioners being compelled to move the present application.

The top court stayed the order passed by the High Court’s Lucknow bench to “make it clear the no presence of any officer concerned is required”.

“As and when, if the occasion so arises, for restarting the contempt proceedings, the matter will be placed before a bench of another judge,” it said, adding that the copy of this order should be placed before the judge concerned and the Chief Justice. (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -SGPC Wheat Appeal

Stay Connected



Ashutosh Rana tests positive for Covid-19

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Ashutosh Rana has tested positive for Covid-19. The 53-year-old actor shared the news on Facebook while wishing fans on the...

Jackie Shroff packs a punch, with health tip

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Jackie Shroff on Wednesday reiterated a basic maxim to underline the need to look after one's health. Jackie posted a picture...

Katrina Kaif has just herself for company

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, who tested Covid positive earlier this month, is currently enjoying her own company, going by her social...

Rahul Roy tests Covid positive

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Rahul Roy on Wednesday took to social media to inform netizens that he has tested positive for Covid-19 along with...

Payal Ghosh essays different shades in ‘Red’

Mumbai, April 12, 2021- Actress Payal Ghosh, who came under the spotlight a while back after accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment, is gearing...




Woman Working on Laptop

10 Best Side Business Ideas for Women in 2021

Are you desperately looking and searching for new ideas for side business for women? There are a lot of business ideas for women, and we...
Model Mosque

A model mosque – by Asad Mirza

The Muslim community should try to evolve the construction of the mosques, at a lesser cost besides fulfilling both functional and practical needs, and...
Kashmir Spring

The Kashmiri Spring – by Aditti Ahluwalia

It's a wonderful World. Amidst the toings and froings of the Covid chaos, one good thing that has emerged is the luxury of time....


Health & Fitness

Cancer Vaccine

Novel personalised cancer vaccine safe: Study

New York, April 12, 2021 - A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of phase I clinical trials have shown. "While immunotherapy has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the vast majority of patients do not experience a significant clinical response with such treatments," said...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!