SC Frowns At Bombay HC For Passing Orders Without Making Copies Available To Parties [Read Order]

SC Frowns At Bombay HC For Passing Orders Without Making Copies Available To Parties [Read Order]


We request the Honourable Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court to look into the matter and consider whether something can be done, said the Bench.



The Supreme Court has observed that increasingly orders passed by the Bombay High Court were not being made available to all parties involved in a particular case.

A Bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel observed in an order dated October 24, 2016, that the Bombay High Court repeatedly passed orders without making copies available to all the parties in a particular case.

The bench, at the admission stage of the Special Leave Petition filed by Gada Properties Pvt Ltd, said:

“We are extremely unhappy that the Bombay High Court is repeatedly passing orders without making a copy thereof available to parties. We request the Honourable Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court to look into the matter and consider whether something can be done.”

The said order was passed by Justice RP Sondur Baldota of the Bombay High Court while hearing an application filed by Gada Properties for regularisation of unauthorised structures.

Although the High Court is closed for Diwali vacations till November 15, Registrar-General of the Bombay High Court Mangesh Patil told LiveLaw:

“Firstly, I will have to go through the order which you are referring to. But, maybe it is because the orders are not being signed by the judges. If the order is not final, the office will not be able to issue any copy.”

When further questioned whether this was a procedural problem, he replied in affirmative.


Read the order here.

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