A man who wanted the Supreme Court to ban the sale of Coca Cola and Thums Up soft drinks has been fined 5 lakh Rs by the district court, which declared that the petitioner had filed the plea “without any knowledge technique on the subject “.
The superior court, rejecting the plea of the petitioner Umedsinh P Chavda, said that his lawyer had not disclosed “why two specific brands in particular are chosen to be the target of the proceedings”.
Mr. Chavda had filed a public interest litigation requesting a ban on Coca Cola and Thums Up for health reasons.
The Supreme Court, while imposing the fine, declared that the petitioner had abused the procedure and could not substantiate his claims that Coca Cola and Thums Up are “harmful to health”.
A bench of three judges, including judges DY Chandrachud, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi, said: “The petitioner claims to be a” social worker “. The petition was filed without the petitioner having any technical knowledge on the subject. source of his claims have not been substantiated. “
The superior court, after hearing the petitioner’s counsel, stated: “We have come to the conclusion that the invocation of jurisdiction under section 32 is not a good faith remedy of jurisdiction in matters public interest litigation. Therefore, in addition to dismissing the application, an order ordering the imposition of exemplary costs is necessary. “
The court ordered Mr. Chavda to deposit 5 lakh rupees with the superior court office within one month and pay them to the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association.