High Court notice on demonetised notes: UT Police to file SLP

Summary: The police were told to give newly introduced notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000.
Punjab and Haryana High Court (File Photo) Punjab and Haryana High Court (File Photo)THE CHANDIGARH Police is all set to file a special leave petition (SLP) challenging the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing it to return to the claimants the seized currency notes, which were in the shape of demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
All these demonetised currency notes were lying in the malkhanas of 17 police stations of Chandigarh Police.
The old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were declared illegal tender after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation on November 8.
Time period The Chandigarh Police can file an SLP against the order of Punjab and Haryana High Court within six months of the announcement of order.

Punjab and Haryana High Court (File Photo) Punjab and Haryana High Court (File Photo)

THE CHANDIGARH Police is all set to file a special leave petition (SLP) challenging the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing it to return to the claimants the seized currency notes, which were in the shape of demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. The police were told to give newly introduced notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000.

The order was passed in the month of April 2017 on the petition of a Punjab resident, who was arrested in 2016, and was refused money in the shape of valid currency by the Punjab Police. In the detailed order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed Chandigarh Police along with Punjab and Haryana that they should return the seized currency of the people, who claimed it after following all legal procedures, in the shape of new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000.

SSP (UT) Eish Singhal said, “Chandigarh Police was instructed to return the seized currency to the claimants in the shape of new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 , As Reported By IE.

According to the Newspaper,There is a technical problem in the implementation of this order. All the seized demonetised notes of Chandigarh Police are still lying in the treasury of UT Administration and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is yet to exchange this currency in the new notes. In this scenario, we have only one option and it is to file an SLP in the apex court.”

Sources said, “An affidavit from the side of Chandigarh Police has reached a Delhi-based lawyer practising at Supreme Court.

Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/chandigarh/punjab-and-haryana-high-court-notice-on-demonetised-notes-ut-police-to-file-slp-4806071/

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