PILs are being used as blackmail tools against infrastructure projects in Delhi and Mumbai :Supreme Court

In a decision titled Sarti Seva Sangh & Anr v. Mumbai Municipal Corporation and Ors, the Supreme Court of India noted on Friday that infrastructure projects, notably in Delhi and Mumbai, are increasingly the focus of public interest litigation (PIL) petitions used as a kind of blackmail.

The High Court is frequently aware of the reasons why a party has petitioned the court when a specific property is the subject of a PIL, according to a bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha.

Therefore, the Court upheld a decision by the Bombay High Court that imposed a society with costs of Rs. 1 lakh for filing a PIL for irrelevant, selfish, and unrelated motives.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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