HC: Judges not required to cooperate with litigants
Chandigarh, January 23
In a major judgment on judicial manner, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket has made it clear that the presiding officer of a courtroom was not required to cooperate with litigants. The officer was merely required to pay heed to the litigation earlier than him.
The assertion got here in a case the place a tenant was in search of the switch of a case from one courtroom to a different on the bottom that the presiding officer was not cooperating. The matter was positioned earlier than Justice Rajbir Sehrawat of the Excessive Court docket after a petition was filed by the tenant for setting apart the order dated December 17, 2022, handed by the Amritsar District Decide, whereby the petitioner’s utility in search of switch of an “ejectment” petition was dismissed.
Justice Sehrawat asserted the impugned order’s perusal confirmed that the courtroom had already appreciated the fabric on document and located the apprehension expressed by the petitioner in opposition to the presiding officer was completely baseless.
Justice Sehrawat added the document did present that the case was greater than 5 years outdated and was associated to tenancy. Even the rent-petitioner’s proof was closed approach again in 2019. Nonetheless the petitioner-tenant had not accomplished his proof. It was clearly reflective of his intention to extend the litigation as a lot as he might.
“For sure that presiding officers are usually not required to cooperate with the litigants. Fairly, they’re imagined to deal with the litigations as such, with out being bothered about cooperation or non-cooperation qua any occasion,” he stated.
Justice Sehrawat noticed the assertion made by the petitioner was “purely misconceived”. It was, fairly, mischievous one and deserved to be deprecated “as a lot as it may be”. Discovering no deserves, the Bench dismissed the petition.