Demonetisation- SC will examine, ground realities & constitutional validity of scheme

Advocate General Mukul Rohatgi, however, said that there was no need for a five judge bench to hear the matter

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New Delhi, Nov 25: The Supreme Court will hear a plea on demonetisation on December 2. The court while adjourning the plea observed that it would look into both ground realities and the constitutional validity of the scheme.

When the matter came up for hearing on Friday, senior advocate and Congress leader, Kapil Sibal prayed that the matter be heard by a five judge bench of the Supreme Court.

Demonetisation: SC to hear plea on Dec 2

The Advocate General Mukul Rohatgi, however, said that there was no need for a five judge bench to hear the matter. He also told the court that an affidavit was placed on what steps were taken in the aftermath of the decision.

When the Chief Justice of India suggested that all the 13 PILs and those matters pending before the various high courts be transferred to the Delhi High Court, Sibal objected. He said that different states have different issues and hence the High Court could not hear the matter.

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Sibal, however, sought time till Tuesday stating that he would gather all authentic data. He said that the data would be sourced from both the RBI and the ministry and the same would be submitted before the court.

One of the petitioners during the arguments took on the AG and said that he was not the one facing the problem due to demonetisation. He said that it was the public which was facing the problem as there was no money in banks and post offices.

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