The high court also agreed with the contention of the

The high court also agreed with the contention of the

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The high court also agreed with the contention of the
Centre on circulation of fake currency and said in its eight- -page-order that the “notification itself shows that the said decision was taken having regard to the fact that fake currency notes of the existing series of the value of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 have been largely in circulation and it has been found difficult to easily identify genuine banknotes from the fake ones.”
The plea had alleged that the guidelines, which seek detailed list of persons to whom the cash withdrawn is proposed to be paid for marriage and declaration from them that they do not have a bank account, were “arbitrary”.
The bench, however, said, “It is a settled principle of law that the power of judicial review cannot be extended to determine the correctness of a policy decision or to find out whether there could be more appropriate/better alternatives.” It did not agree with the another submission that there was “shortage of new currency” and hence, litigants and advocates were facing difficulty in depositing court fees.
“As rightly pointed out by the additional solicitor general that costs/fines imposed by the court in judicial proceedings can also be complied with by net-banking or by DD or any other electronic fund transfer mechanisms etc, similarly, the rentals for the lawyers’ chambers can also be tendered by way of cheque/DD or by net-banking.
“Hence, we do not find justification in any of the objections sought to be raised by the petitioner. Hence, the interference by this court is not warranted and the writ petition is accordingly dismissed,” the bench said. PTI PPS HMP SJK PPS
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