Discourtesy to Court: Rs 2000 fine imposed on 2 PGIMER Medicos
Chandigarh: Taking serious note of the absence of two petitioner doctors in the court, the Punjab and Haryana Court in an unusual judgement announced that failure on their part to make an appearance as an act of discourtesy, and as a result imposed monetary fine on them
The Division Bench of Justice Mahabir Singh Sindhu and Justice Mahesh Grover after noting the act of Discourtesy, imposed a fine of Rs. 2000 on the two petitioning doctors, in the case. The fine imposed by the bench on the two petitioning doctors Dr Kapoor and Dr Khera is to be deposited in a month’s time after receiving of a certified copy of the order.
It is reported that petitioning doctors had filed a writ petition in the High Court against DG Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and another respondent regarding admissions. The court noted that the medicos had shown urgency during the proceedings, prompting the court to give short adjournments and spent considerable time on the matter. The two petitions reached fruition within a month after being given short adjournments, reports the Tribune..
The PGIMER counsel, Amit Jhanji in the course of hearings stated that the two petitioners Dr Khera and Dr Kapoor got Admissions in Courses of PG internal medicine and paediatrics, respectively during their course of counselling, both the streams of choice of the doctors. This he added made the writs infructuous (fruitless).
The court further observed there was no representation on behalf of the petitioners to either accept or reject the submission made by the counsel of PGI, adding that in the absence of the petitioners during the course of proceedings, the court was now dismissing the petitions accepting the statement of the PGIMER of the writ becoming infructuous.
“But before parting with the order, we notice lack of courtesy by the petitioners in not appearing before this court,”
“We, therefore, impose costs of Rs 2,000 each on the petitioners in both the petitions,” the court added in its final verdict statement.