SC Fines Tejashwi Yadav Rs 50,000 for ‘Wasting’ Judicial Time, Orders Him to Vacate Govt Bungalow

The Supreme Court today became angy over the plea filed by former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashvi Yadav’s plea, challenging the Patna High Court order asking him to vacate the government bungalow meant for the deputy chief minister and ordered him to shift to an accommodation for the leader of the opposition.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him by causing waste of their time with such filmsy pleas.

On January 7, a division bench of the high court rejected the RJD leader’s appeal challenging a single-judge order on October 6, 2018, turning down his petition against the state government’s direction.

“We find that this squabble over the allotment of a bungalow should not have been made a cause of dispute, as if it was a division of some private property. The rights which are being agitated upon are not such rights so as to place them on the pedestal of legally enforceable, indefeasible rights,” the high court said.

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