Courts should not to be over sensitive in jurisdiction : SC

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New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) The Supreme Court has ruled that courts should not be over sensitive while exercising jurisdiction.

A bench comprising Justices A K Mathur and Markandey Katju gave the ruling while setting aside contempt notice issued by Punjab and Haryana High Court against the SSP vigilance bureau, Ludhiana who was investigating Ludhiana City Centre Scandal case in which former Chief Minister Captain Amarender Singh and his family members were the main accused.

The apex court in its order said, ''Normally the courts should not be over sensitive and should not take very serious note of any loose expressions in the applications. Content jurisdiction is to be sparingly exercised, in very exceptional cases.

The applicant should use proper language and state correct facts in his application. Although it is not a contempt of the court but proper decorum should be maintained. The counsel who has prepared the application should have been more careful while drafting such an application. They should not have made incorrect statements. The language used by them shoud be in consonance with the dignity of the court.

We set aside the direction in the last para of the Learned Single Judge's order dated May 31 2007 issuing notice to the SSP vigilance bureau Ludhiana." UNI

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