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Modi govt lied on cash withdrawals, Delhi HC informed



New Delhi : Delhi High Court will hear on Wednesday an application moved on Tuesday accusing the Centre of lying to it in a previous hearing that the restriction on cash withdrawals of maximum Rs 24,000 per week imposed on individuals had ended on November 24.

It was on such a submission by an additional solicitor general (ASG) that the Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on November 25 refused to entertain plea for removing the limit fixed on the cash withdrawals. The ASG had opposed the plea, stating that the notification fixing the limit had come to an end on November 24 midnight.

“By virtue of another November 14 notification, the government has made Clause 2(vi) applicable till December 30, 2016,” the application by petitioner Ashok Sharma contended. He urged the court to recall its November 25 order based on the false information given by the ASG.

While seeking quashing of Clause 2 (vi) of the Centre’s notification, the petitioner had urged for a relief on the ground that the government’s decision to put a cap on weekly withdrawal of Rs 24,000 is “affecting right to livelihood” of the people at large.