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Delhi HC Bench Convenes 30 Min Before Usual Time To Hear Urgent Petition

Akanksha Jain
31 Jan 2018 4:24 PM GMT
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For years now, the Delhi High Court has been convening at 10:30 am daily, but on Wednesday one of its divisions convened at 10 am to hear an urgent matter pertaining to the construction of a road in Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir.

A bench of Justice GS Sistani and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal convened at 10 am on Wednesday to hear an urgent petition filed by Abdul Rashid Butt.

Butt had filed petition against National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, which had rejected his bid for construction of road only because he could not submit soft copies of certain documents during bid submission even as the hard copies were made available.

Advocate Robin David, Febin Mathew and Dhiraj Philip from Dua Associates represented Butt.

The petition was filed as urgent as the financial bids were to be opened at 11 am on Wednesday (today).

The bench then directed that Butt's bid be also considered today at 11 am, subject to the outcome of his petition.

During the hearing on the petition, Butt's counsel told the bench that the case revolves around the construction of a road in Kishtwar viz National Highway 244.

The technical bid of the petitioner was rejected on the mere ground that soft copy of certain documents were not uploaded at the time of bid submission even though the physical copies were provided. The said documents were later sent to the respondent via e-mail in response to a request from the corporation.

The matter is now fixed for February 2.

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