Supreme Court – NHRC Order 09-10-2003

09, Oct 2003

W.P(Crl.)No. 109 OF 2003

 

ITEM No.32           Court No. 1             SECTION PIL

 

 

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

 

Writ Petition(Crl.) No. 109/2003( For Preliminary Hearing )

 

NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION       Petitioner (s)

 

VERSUS

 

STATE OF GUJARAT & ORS.                 Respondent (s)

 

( With Appln(s). for intervention. and exemption from filing O.T. and intervention and with office report)

With

 

T.P.(Crl.) No.194-202/2003 (for prel. hearing) (National Human Rights Commission vs. State of Gujarat & ors.) (with appln.(s) for stay and exemption from filing copies of FIR

and impleading party and office report),

W.P(Crl.)No.D17953/2003 (for prel. hearing) (Umed Singh Gulia vs. Union of India & Anr.) (with office report) and

SLP(Crl.)No.3770/2003 (for prel. hearing) (Citizens for Justice & Peace & Ors. vs. State of Gujarat & Ors.) (with appln.(s) for filing addl. facts and documents and directions and permission to place addl. documents on record),

WP(C) No. 221/2002 (Mallika Sarabhai & Ors. vs. Union of India & Ors.) (with appln.(s) for amendment of the petition and interim relief),

SLP(C) No. 7951/2002 (Viraj Tra Desai vs. State of Gujarat & Ors.) (with appln.(s) for exemption from filing c/cof the impugned judgment and permission to place addl. documents on record),

WP(Crl.) Nos. 37-52/2002 (Devendrabhai N. Pathak & Ors. vs. State of Gujarat & Ors.)

(with appln.(s) for amendment of the petition and permission to submit addl. Documents and exemption from filing O.T. and interim directions and office report),

WP(C) No. 530/2002 (Mahashweta Devi & Ors. vs. Union of India & Ors.) (with appln.(s)

for directions and office report) and

WP(Crl.) Nos. 11-15 (Aleque Padamsee & Ors. vs. Union of India & Ors.) (with appln.(s)

for permission to submit additional documents and directions and office report)

 

 

Date : 09/10/2003 These Petitions were called on for hearing today.

 

 

CORAM :

HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE S.B. SINHA

HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE AR. LAKSHMANAN

 

 

For Petitioner (s)

in WP 109 &        Mr. P P Rao, Sr. Adv.

TP 194-202          Mr. T R Andhyarujina, Sr. Adv.

Mr. S. Muralidhar,Adv.

Mr. Somiran Sharma, Adv.

Mr. Rajat Khosla, Adv.

 

in WPD17953        In person.

 

in SLP 3770,       Mr. Shanti Bhushan, Sr. Adv.(in SLP

3770)

WP(Crl.)37-52       Mr. Anil B Divan, Sr. Adv. (in WP 37-52)

Mr. Colin Gonsalves, Adv.

Mr. Mihir Desai, Adv.

Ms. Aparna Bhat, Adv.

Mr. P Ramesh Kumar, Adv.

 

in WP 221           Ms. Indira Jaisingh, Sr. Adv.

Mr. E C Agrawala, Adv.

Mr. Mahesh Agarwal, Adv.

Mr. Rishi Agrawal, Adv.

Mr. Manu Krishnan, Adv.

 

in SLP 7951        Ms. Jayshree Wad, Adv.

Mr. Ashish Wad, Adv.

Ms. Rani Bora, Adv.

Mr. Anshu Bhanot, Adv.

for M/s. J S Wad & Co., Advs.

 

In WP 530          Dr. Rajeev Dhavan, Sr. Adv.

Mr. Lakshmi Raman Singh, Adv.

 

in WP(Crl.) 11-15   Ms. Aparna Bhat, Adv.

 

For Respondent (s)

Union of India      Mr. Soli J Sorabjee, Attorney General

Mr. A Mariarputham, Adv.

Mr. Prateek Jalan, Adv.

Ms. Sushma Suri, Adv.

Ms. Aruna Mathur, Adv.

 

State of Gujarat    Mr. Mukul Rohtagi, ASG

Mr. P S Mishra, Sr. Adv.

Mr. Kamal Trivedi, Addl. Adv.

Genl.

Ms. Hemantika Wahi,Adv.

Mr. Manu Shanker Mishra, Adv.

Ms. Swarupa Reddy, Adv.

Mr. Vishnu Sharma, Adv.

Mr. Amitesh C Mishra, Adv.

Mr. Dhruv Kumar Jha, Adv.

 

R.Nos.2-22 in       Mr. K T S Tulasi, Sr. Adv.

SLP 3770            Mr. P H Parekh, Adv.

Mr. E R Kumar, Adv.

Mr. Lalit Chauhan, Adv.

Mr. Vijay H Patel, Adv.

 

in WP 221          Mr. P H Parekh, Adv.

 

Ms. Neeru Vaid, Adv.

 

Mr. L Nageswara Rao, ASG

Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Adv.

Mr. Amit Mahajan, Adv.

Ms. Sushma Suri, Adv.

Mr. Pawan, Adv.

 

Mr. P S Mishra, Sr. Adv.

Mr. A V Sawant, Sr. Adv.

Mr. C D Singh, Adv.

Mr. Tathagat Harshwardhan, Adv.

Dr. Indra Pratap Singh, Adv.

 

Mr. Rajan Narain, Adv.

 

Ms. Sheela Goel, Adv.

Mr. Nikhil Goel, Adv.

Ms. Sarita Gupta, Adv.

 

Mr. V N Raghupathy, Adv.

 

Dr. Nafis A Siddiqui, Adv.

 

 

in WP 530          Mr. R Venkataramani, Sr. Adv.

Mr. Nikhil Nayyar, Adv.

 

in WP(Crl.)11-15

Mr. V N Raghupathy, Adv.

 

 

For Petitioner (s)

in intervention/

impleadment petns

in WP 109.         Mr. P S Mishra, Sr. Adv.

Mr. Arvind Sawant, Sr. Adv.

Mr. Tathagat H Vardhan, Adv.

Mr. Amitesh C Mishra, Adv.

Dr. Indra Pratap Singh, Adv.

Mr. C D Singh, Adv.

Mr. R K Singh, Adv.

Dr. Indra Pratap Singh, Adv.

 

Dr. Nafis A Siddiqui, Adv.

Dr. K S Chauhan, Adv.

 

in TP 194-202       Mr. Colin Gonsalves, Adv.

Mr. Mihir Desai, Adv.

Ms. Aparna Bhat, Adv.

Mr. P Ramesh Kumar, Adv.

 

(Mr. Harish N Salve, Sr. Adv. and Mr. B V Desai, Adv. also appeared)

 

UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following

ORDER

 

WP(Crl.) No. 109/2003

 

An affidavit has been filed by the Chief Secretary to the Government of Gujarat on 7th October, 2003. The said affidavit discloses that the State has moved to the High Court for amending the criminal appeal filed against the judgment passed by the Sessions Court acquitting the accused and the Court has permitted the appeal to be amended. In the aforesaid view of the matter, we feel that in this case an Amicus Curiae is required to be appointed. We request Shri Harish N. Salve, Sr. Advocate to appear in this case as Amicus Curiae which he has accepted.   Mr. Bhargava V. Desai, Advocate-on-Record is also appointed as Amicus Curiae to assist Mr. Harish N. Salve, Sr. Adv.

 

List this matter as also TP(Crl.) Nos. 194-202/2003, WP(Crl.) No. D17953/2003, SLP(Crl.) No. 3770/2003, SLP(C) No. 7951/2002 and WP(Crl.) Nos. 11-15/2003 on 17th October, 2003. Counter affidavit filed today in Court on behalf of Respondents Nos. 2 to 22 in SLP(C) No. 3770/2003 be taken on record.

 

Let a complete set of paperbooks be given to the learned Amicus Curiae within 48 hours by the State of Gujarat.

 

WP(C) No. 221/2002, WP(Crl.) Nos. 37-52/2002 and WP(C) No.530/2002.

 

Mr. Mukul Rohtagi, learned Additional Solicitor General who appears for the State of Gujarat, prays for and is allowed six weeks’ time to file counter affidavit in these matters. Rejoinder, if any, be filed within two weeks thereafter.

List these matters after eight weeks.

 

 

(D.P. WALIA)                    (JANKI BHATIA)

COURT MASTER              COURT MASTER

 

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Go to Top