🍁When the then CJI asked me not tell him before which Bench my case should be posted🍁 A memory 🍁
I have a vague memory. I had mentioned a matter before the then CJI Justice M.N. Venkatchalliah.
🍁 The paperbooks had been circulated in advance for mentioning for urgent orders.
🍁 The particular case had shocked me immensely…There was horrible injustice and cheating done with my client.
🍁 So I peaded to Hon’ble CJI for an early hearing date and also requested that the case may be posted before the strongest Bench of the Court.
🍁 There were unexpected reactions from the Bench.
Hon’ble Justice Bharucha who was also stitting with CJI, merely smiled at my submission.
🍁The CJI however said, “No one shall tell me which case should be posted before which Bench…..”
🍁 Then early date of hearing was given before regular bench hearing such cases.
And on that day, I lost the case.
🍁 I was shocked by the injustice to my client but the judges were not so shocked. They may have seen much more shocking cases of injustice…
🍁 And then I learned a lesson. It is not enough to show schocking injustice in order to win a case… You have to also show violation of principles of law also, to win a case.
🍁 There is difference between “Injustice without violation of law” and “Injustice by violation of principles of law and principles of evidences”. It is usually the second category of cases where Superior Courts can allow an appeal.🍁