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SC Prasad J orders Rs 5 lakh costs for 'fanciful' allegations against himself made by ex-MLA

Supreme Court justices CK Prasad and Kurien Joseph dismissed, with costs of Rs 5 lakh, the review petition of ex-MLA Kishore Samrite in which Samrite had alleged impropriety against Prasad, reported the Times of India.

Samrite had asserted that Prasad should have recused from the case in which Samrite lost before filing the review, since Prasad’s son – a Supreme Court advocate – had represented Samrite in an earlier case in 2005.

The bench stated in its order:

“Had it been brought to the notice of the court that the son of a Judge constituting the Bench represented the cause of the petitioner in an earlier proceeding, though nothing to do with the present case, perhaps Justice Prasad would not have heard the matter. Petitioner (Samrite) has not done so. He had taken the chance and when the order has gone adverse to him, he is digging out fanciful reasons to seek review of the Order.”

Samrite had earlier paid a fine of Rs 5 lakh for making false allegations against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

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