Lawyers seek dates in HC in accordance with their vehicle no.

The Delhi High Court today faced a peculiar situation when advocates appearing in various matters sought particular dates owing to the AAP governments proposed odd-even numbers vehicle policy. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was surprised when a lawyer appearing for a petitioner requested the court to give her an even number date instead of January 19 date given to her.

“Can I request the bench to give me an even number date as I am being given January 19 date. I have a one car family which has an even number registration,” advocate Vaishalee Mehra said.


The requested prompted the bench to smile and it acceded to the counsels request and changed the date of hearing of her matter to January 18.

A similar situation again happened before the same bench when a lawyer said that he will have to buy two cars to appear in his matters due to different odd and even dates of hearing.

The bench had earlier in the morning refused to pass any interim direction on the PILs filed against AAP governments plan to restrict plying of private vehicles from January 1 to combat pollution, saying it was too early to pass an order.

It had termed the PILs as “premature” and said, “The Delhi government has proposed an idea, which is to be implemented from January 1, 2016, on trial basis for 15 days, so let them (Delhi government) try it.” PTI

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