Delhi Court sent message don’t file frivolous cases against authorities
NEW DELHI: A Supreme court has sent out a stern message to the society over filing of frivolous complaints against constitutional authorities like sitting judges after finding a “trend” of people devising “ingenious means” to file such complaints. Such complaints only cause “deep anguish” to all stakeholders and bring esteemed institutions to disrepute, it was noted.
Observations of chief metropolitan magistrate Sumit Dass came on a complaint filed against a sitting high court judge. It was alleged by the complainant’s lawyer Santosh Kumar Suman that in a case pending before the high court, the complainant was being “compelled to give an amount of Rs 25 lakh to the petitioner or coerced to do so”.
“A trend has appeared where litigants like the present complainant have devised ingenious means to file frivolous complaints leveling false allegations, unmindful of the fact that their allegations not only cause deep anguish to all stakeholders but also bring esteemed institutions to disrepute,” the court said.
The court had also offered an option to the complainant to withdraw his complaint. “However, the complainant and his counsel persisted and made submissions. As such, I am of the opinion that a time has come that a stern message should be sent to the society at large that filing of such complaints or seeking initiation of criminal proceedings without any rationale or basis against constitutional authorities on flimsy/personal reasons would not be tolerated at all,” the court stressed.