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Expansion of Jammu Airport: J&K HC dismisses petition
12/10/2019 10:25:34 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Dec 10: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday dismissed the Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to upgrade the Civil Airport, Jammu as par with the international airports with provision of inflow and outflow of international flights in view of large number of pilgrims visiting Jammu from outside the country to pay obeisance to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in which an application was filed by 10 applicants praying for the reasons stated and to be submitted at the time of hearing.
The petition was filed by Advocate Ravi Abrol.
A Division Bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Jammu Wing Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal did not find any merit in the petition and dismissed the same.
While dismissing the application, DB observed that conduct of the applicants needs to be deprecated.
It is nothing else but forum shopping or bench hunting. If their conduct is seen and what transpired during course of the hearing of the earlier CM No.4961/2019, earlier writ petition WP(C) No.2834/2019 and subsequently during the course of hearing of the present application, it is seen that though applications and the writ petitions are filed by selective persons, who are some of the residents, however, most of the residents of the area are present in person in Court.
DB also observed that when the residents of the area were not able to get any relief in the two writ petitions, which were listed before the Single bench, the present application has been filed by the applicants who are already before this Court as petitioners.
Such an application filed in the public interest litigation is totally misconceived, hence deserves to be dismissed, the Court observed.
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