'Abuse of process of the court': SC dismisses man's plea seeking to be President of India

A bench of justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said that the petition is 'frivolous' and an abuse of the process of the Court.

ANIUpdated: Friday, October 21, 2022, 05:36 PM IST
article-image
Man's plea on seeking to be President of India dismissed by Supreme Court | File photo

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a man's plea seeking to be appointed as the President of India and asked the Registry not to entertain his further petition on the issue in future.

A bench of justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said that the petition is 'frivolous' and an abuse of the process of the Court.

The top court also said that the petition was "scurrilous".

The court had turned down the plea filed by Kishore Jagannath Sawant and directed the Registry not to entertain his further petition on similar issues in the near future.

The court also directed the registry to expunge "scurrilous" remarks made by Sawant from the record.

Sawant, the appeared petitioner-in-person, alleged that he was not allowed to contest the recent Presidential polls.

Claiming to be an environmentalist, he also said that he will work for all the "messy situations" of the world.

The apex court in the hearing said that he can deliver speeches on the basis of his specialised knowledge as he is an environmentalist but filing the petitions in such a way is not the way. 

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: Court acquits 2 in robbery case of film producer Sajid Nadiadwala

Mumbai: Court acquits 2 in robbery case of film producer Sajid Nadiadwala

Mumbai: In speedy trial, abusive boyfriend gets 2-yr-jail, fine

Mumbai: In speedy trial, abusive boyfriend gets 2-yr-jail, fine

Delhi HC strikes down cancellation of lease of hospital

Delhi HC strikes down cancellation of lease of hospital

J&J's Mulund facility adheres to legal requirements on quality: Bombay High Court

J&J's Mulund facility adheres to legal requirements on quality: Bombay High Court

Supreme Court: No waiver of fees to transgender as lawyers

Supreme Court: No waiver of fees to transgender as lawyers