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NAME OF THE CASE AND CORAM

  • Case Name:Humanity, Salt Lake & Anr v. State of West Bengal
  • Coram: Chief Justice (Acting) The Hon’ble Justice Arijit Banerjee, Justice Rajesh Bindal
  • Citation: WPA 579 of 2016

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The Hon’ble Court imposed a fine of ₹10,000 on Ganguly and ₹50,000 each on the West Bengal government and state-owned corporation on the matter.
  • It specified that no one was above the law and no one should claim to be special or superior to seek benefits from the State.

CASE PROCEEDINGS

  • The division bench which was comprised of the Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee, they imposed a fine of the cost of ₹10,000 on Ganguly and ₹50,000 each about the West Bengal government and state-owned corporation on the matter.
  • The Hon’ble justices knew that Ganguly was a sportsperson, in the light, a cricket mogul, but they specified that no one was above the law and no one should claim to be special or superior to seek benefits from the State.
  • The Hon’ble Court held there was a requirement to have a distinct policy to guide on all such issues so that there would be no subjective exercise of influence by applying preference or choice and choose formulation.
  • This was not the first time that the state of West Bengal had granted the cricket star, a pitch against the rules.
  • In September 2011, the Supreme Court overturned a similar decision by the state to lease land in Ganguly in 2009.

CASE RELEVANCE

  • The bench stated that our Constitutional Outline is that we all are equal and no one can claim to be exclusive or above the law and seek unhealthy benefits from the State.
  • The bench further added that the State Government and WBHIDCO would be at authority to recuperate the total amount from the employees accountable for the conclusion of allotments.
  • On Tuesday, the HC censored the state for repeating the mistakes that led the Supreme Court to overturn the last task/allotment.

Hope you enjoyed reading this. You may now be able to answer the following questions, let us know in the comments section

  1. Do you remember any such cases where you felt that the Hon’ble cases might have had a bit of inclination of towards such celebrities?
  2. Can a case of giving special privileges to celebrities he considered reasonable?
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