SC to hear batch of petitions challenging ban on Rs 500 and 1,000 notes
New Delhi, Nov 15: All eyes would be on the Supreme Court on Tuesday which will hear a batch of petitions challenging the ban on Rs 500 and 1,000 notes. The matter will come up before a Bench headed by Justice Anil Dave.
On the last date of hearing, the Supreme Court had turned down a plea for early hearing in the matter. The petitioner had cited urgency while seeking an early hearing.
The centre too filed a caveat on the same day urging that it be heard before any interim order is passed. A caveat is filed so that the court does not grant any interim order ex-parte.
An advocate among others moved the court challenging the ban on Rs 500 and 1,000 notes. The PIL, filed by Sangam Lal Pandey and others termed the government's action as arbitrary. The petitioner also said that this decision has caused huge inconvenience to the public.
The petitioner will mention the matter for urgent listing on Thursday. A similar petition has been filed in the Bombay High court as well.
On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government is scrapping with immediate effect the existing currency denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to combat black money, corruption and terror-financing.