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Madras High Court imposes a fine of Rs. 20,000/- on an Advocate for Filing Frivolous Petition with relation to the Home-Delivery of Alcohol

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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. is now on Telegram. Follow us for regular legal updates and judgements from the court. Follow us on Google News, InstagramLinkedInFacebook & Twitter. You can also subscribe for our Weekly Email Updates. You can also contribute stories like this and help us spread awareness for a better society. Submit Your Post Now.

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