Gujarat HC Declined To Entertain A Public Interest Litigation, Citing That The Petitioner Has Six FIR Filed Against Him






Case Title: Bhagirathsinh Solanki vs State of Gujarat

A division bench of Chief Justice Sunita Agrawal and Justice Aniruddha Mayee of Gujarat High Court declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation, citing that the petitioner has six FIR filed against him.

“You are facing 6 FIRs. Your credentials do not convince us to hear this PIL. We cannot entertain a PIL by such a petitioner. Sorry,” 

Mr. Kumar Trivedi, the advocate representing the accused, implored the bench to take into account his client’s history of social work and the fact that the filed FIRs pertain to private transactions.

The bench said “Though you have raised a cause of corruption in implementation of MNREGA scheme but we cannot consider your plea because you have six FIRs. Deal with all your own cases first and then do social work. We can’t hear your plea”.

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