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In B. Ramkumar Adityan v. Govt of Tamil Nadu & Ors., the Madras High Court on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000/- on an Advocate for filing unnecessary petitions to re-open liquor shops in the state.

Contentions of the Petitioner

The Petitioner presented that the State Government should develop a mobile app/website for home delivery of liquor.

Court’s Analysis

The court found that a practising Advocate is not expected to waste the time of Court by filing such cases. 

The Court also found that it is a habit of the petitioner to file such petitions which are unnecessary. He had filed such a case earlier with an unnecessary matter relating to the closure of TASMAC shops.

Court’s Order

Dr. J. Vineet Kothari and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana ordered to impose a fine of Rs. 20,000/- on the petitioner. The Bench also ordered the petitioner to deposit the money in the CM Public Relief Fund within one week. 


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