When a civil suit on a property is filed, the court fee is charged based on the property value, if I am right. But if the court finds that the suit filed so is a false one, it imposes a penalty of mere Rs. 3500/- (Rupees Three Thousand Five Hundred only) under section 35-A of CPC. While a Consumer Forum imposes penalty in lakhs, for a faulty or defective services the penalty of Rs. 3500/ for a civil suit is totally unjustified ? Need to hear your valuable comments.
I fully agree that the court has its own discretionary power to impose the costs towards a false & vexatious suit. My question is why not the ceiling limit is increased in Section-35A ? While in one of the false & vexatious suit, the Delhi High Court has imposed a cost of Rs. 2 Lacs. for abusing the process of law under RFA 658 / 2017 dated 28th July 2017.