A Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian of the Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by a Maharashtra Judge seeking action against Supreme court Registry officials of the top court for their allegedly unprofessional and biased conduct with regard to listing of cases.
The plea was filed by Syedullah Khaleelullah Khan, a Civil Judge (Senior Division) of Washim was rejected as the bench stated that listing cannot be contrary to the Supreme Court Rules.
The plea was made specifically with reference to a curative petition filed by him in a case seeking reconsideration of the top court’s 2002 judgment in All India Judge Association v. Union of India.
The plea in Supreme Court contended that Supreme court registry was not treating all petitioners alike when it came to listing cases.
He submitted that unfair treatment was being meted out to him and other ordinary litigants by delaying the listing and highlighting unnecessary defects.
That petition by him seeking reconsideration of the All India Judges Association was dismissed by the top court and so was the review petition filed against the dismissal. Thereafter, it was alleged the petition was filed by Khan but the Supreme court Registry did not scrutinize the petition for 22 days though the defects pointed out by Registry were cured by Khan.