SC ad­mits plea for set­ting up na­tional court of ap­peal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HINDUSTAN TIMES - Bhadra Sinha bhadra.sinha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Supreme Court de­cided on Fri­day to ex­am­ine a plea for set­ting up a na­tional court of ap­peal with re­gional benches to en­able the top court to ex­clu­sively deal with con­sti­tu­tional mat­ters.

The benches at Chen­nai, Mum­bai and Cal­cutta should be the last court for ap­peals – above the high courts -- and their de­ci­sions undis­putable un­less ques­tions of law re­main unan­swered, Puducherry- based ad­vo­cate Vas­anta Ku­mar said in a pub­lic in­ter­est lit­i­ga­tion.

There are nearly 60,000- odd cases pend­ing in the top court due to ap­peals aris­ing out of lit­i­ga­tions in the high courts.

A bench headed by chief jus­tice TS Thakur is­sued no­tice to the Cen­tre and sought at­tor­ney gen­eral Mukul Ro­hatgi’s as­sis­tance on the pe­ti­tion.

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