SC Slaps Cost On Litigant Who Filed Incomprehensible English Translation Of Judgment [Read Order]

On perusal of the translation filed by the petitioner, we find that the impugned judgment does not make out any head and tail, the bench said.

The Supreme Court has slapped costs on a  litigant who filed unofficial and incomprehensible English translation of Rajasthan High Court judgment, which was penned in Hindi.

The petitioner, along with the special leave petition, had filed translation along with a petition seeking permission to exempt him from filing official translation of the impugned judgment of the Rajasthan High Court.

Perusing the translation, a Bench of Justice AM Sapre and Justice Navin Sinha remarked: “On perusal of the translation filed by the petitioner, we find that the impugned judgment does not make out any head and tail. It is difficult to read much less to understand as to what the judgment contains.”

Imposing cost of Rs.5,000, the court directed the petitioner to file one official translated version of the impugned judgment to be obtained from the official translator of the High Court of Rajasthan duly certified by him

Read the Order Here