The Supreme Court today said it does not allow litigants to “raise motivated petitions” and dismissed a plea seeking action against a firm for allegedly not paying the minimum prescribed wages to the labourers.
“You (petitioner) want us to take action only against this company… You can do great service to the country by raising genuine public related issues like minimum wages but not in this way. It (plea) is motivated. Everything is in air,” a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said.
“We don’t allow people to raise motivated petitions,” the bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, said.
The bench also warned the petitioner of imposing cost for filing such “motivated petitions”.
“This is a motivated petition. It seems you have targeted only one company. We can give you the liberty to raise this issue before labour court and other competent authorities,” the bench told the petitioner.
The apex court, while dismissing the petition on the ground that no public interest was involved in it, noted that the petitioner was working with the company against which he had filed the petition but not disclosed as to the circumstances in which he had left the job.
( Source – PTI )