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Gujarat High Court fines petitioner for suppressing facts

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The High today imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on a man who had filed a for suppressing facts.

A division bench of acting Chief Justice V M Sahai and R P Dholaria today directed petitioner Ketan Pathak to deposit the amount with the State Legal Services Authority.

Pathak had alleged in his petition that a fair price shop owner in Narmada town had got licence through unfair means.

There was corruption in the entire public distribution system, he had alleged.

However, the government lawyer pointed out that three earlier petitions on the same issue had been rejected by other benches of the High in the past and Pathak had not mentioned this in his petition.

Imposing fine on Pathak, the disposed of the PIL.

First Published: Tue, October 14 2014. 21:55 IST
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