Courts To Ensure That Legal Proceedings Are Not Used As A Device For Harassment, Even Of An Apparent Transgressor Of The Law

A three judge bench of hon’ble Supreme Court in Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod  V. State of Maharashtra & Anr.  {(2014) 9 SCC 129; Decided on 01.08.2014} has, inter alia, observed as follows.

 

“Courts are enjoined to interpret  the  law  so  as  to eradicate ambiguity or nebulousness, and to ensure  that  legal  proceedings are not used as a device for harassment, even of  an  apparent  transgressor of the law. Law’s endeavour is to bring the culprit to book and to  provide  succour for the aggrieved  party but  not  to  harass  the  former  through vexatious proceedings. Therefore, precision and exactitude are necessary especially where the location of a litigation is concerned. “(emphasis supplied)

 

Thus, Hon’ble Supreme Court held that Courts are to ensure  that  legal  proceedings are not used as a device for harassment, even of  an  apparent  transgressor of the law. Law’s endeavour is to bring the culprit to book and to  provide  succour for the aggrieved  party but  not  to  harass  the  former  through vexatious proceedings. Therefore, precision and exactitude are necessary especially where the location of a litigation is concerned.

DRT Has No Jurisdiction

























 hh

 

 

About Us

Narendra has around 26 years of rich experience in the domain of Companies Act, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Consumer Protection Act, SICA, 1985,

more about us
get in touch
  • 199, Alkapuri,Dewas-455001 (MP) India

  • (07272) 421309

  •  
  •  9424858767

Subscription

Get subscribed with us!!!!!