A bench headed by Justice Mishra had on May 7 said that it would hear the case along with the pollution matter in July.
New Delhi: “Is this the way you want to scandalise this institution,” an irked Supreme Court blasted the New Delhi Municipal Councilon Monday for committing “height of impropriety” by suppressing the facts before its vacation bench to obtain an order in its favour.
While recalling the order passed by the vacation bench on May 16 regarding registration of diesel vehicles for the civic body, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta also imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on the North Delhi municipal corporation.
The bench was anguished that the matter was mentioned for hearing before a vacation bench despite the fact that the regular bench had passed an order on May 7 that it would be heard in July.
When the counsel appearing for NDMC said that matter was mentioned before the vacation bench due to some urgency owing to the onset of monsoon, the bench shot back: “Do not try to overpower us. Height of impropriety has been done in this case. The issue relates to registration of six diesel-driven machines.
A bench headed by Justice Mishra had on May 7 said that it would hear the case along with the pollution matter in July. However, the matter was mentioned before a vacation bench, which on May 16 passed an interim order directing transport department of the Delhi government to register these vehicles.