Days after the Supreme Court slammed the Enforcement Directorate for its “copy-paste” job while drafting the appeal against bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar, a similar practice by the Delhi High Court has come under the scanner in the INX media case.
The Delhi High Court denied bail to former Union Minister P Chidambaram in the case on Friday, 15 November.
In his 41-page order, uploaded on 16 November, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of the high court reproduced some paragraphs from a 2017 Supreme Court order rejecting bail to Delhi-based lawyer Rohit Tandon in a money laundering case.
As reports of “copy-pasting” started circulating, Karti Chidambaram, son of the former finance minister, posted a newspaper clipping with the caption “cut, copy and paste”.
The Supreme Court will hear the bail plea on Wednesday, 20 November.