Demonetisation: Delhi HC to hear pleas against on 8 December

The Delhi High Court, which today, heard two pleas challenging the government’s demonetisation move, adjourned the hearing on the matter till 8th December.

The High Court stated that it would await the Supreme Court’s order as the larger question on the Centre’s transfer petition is pending before the apex court. The Centre had told the Supreme Court that proceedings in various courts except the apex court will create a lot of confusion.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi yesterday filed a transfer petition before the Supreme Court seeking a stay on all pending pleas against demonetisation.

The matter is likely to be heard tomorrow.

The apex court had last week made it clear that while it will not interfere with the government’s economic policy, inconvenience caused to people would be monitored by the court.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on 8 November announced the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, making these notes invalid overnight in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption.

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