A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and C.T. Ravikumar expressed its discontent over Chandrashekhar repeatedly filling pleas in the apex court. Two petitions by Chandrashekhar and his wife Leena Paulose were listed Monday, seeking a transfer from Mandoli jail here, claiming a threat to their life, and also sought 60-minutes meeting with lawyers every day. The top court orally observed that affordability is no reason to file multiple petitions.
Counsel for the couple claimed that Chandrashekhar was assaulted in jail and they are willing to go to any other prison in the country, including in Andaman and Nicobar.
The top court sought the response of the Centre and the Delhi government within a week in connection with the plea seeking transfer to a jail outside Delhi, but declined to entertain the plea seeking 60-minute meeting with lawyers every day. The bench asked them to make a representation to the jail authorities.
Chandrashekhar claimed that he was assaulted in Mandoli jail and their counsel insisted that his clients are facing a threat to their lives in the prison. Expressing its disinclination in entertaining the petitions, the bench told the petitioners counsel that Chandrashekhar is filing petitions every month and affordability of the litigant is no reason that he can file multiple petitions in the court. The counsel contended that after the apex court’s order on August 23, he was shifted to Mandoli jail, where he was assaulted.
In August, the top court passed the order on a plea filed by the couple alleging a threat to their lives and seeking a transfer to a prison outside Delhi.