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Currency ban was a mindless decision: Calcutta HC

Coming Down Heavily On The Government For The Decision Of Demonetisation Of Rs 500 And Rs 1,000 Currency Notes, Calcutta High Court On Friday Said That ‘Centre Has Not Applied Its Mind Properly’.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 18 Nov 2016, 01:33:54 PM

New Delhi:

Coming down heavily on the Government for the decision of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Calcutta High Court on Friday said that ‘Centre has not applied its mind properly’. 

Noting that Centre is changing procedures every day, Court remarked that, it indicates that the Govt did not do its homework before announcing the major policy. 

High Court also criticised bank employees for their lack of dedication towards making the currency overhaul process easier for people. 

“We cannot change Govt policy but lack of sincerity of bank employees is there,” Court said on Friday. 

Reacting on public interest litigation against demonetisation, the presiding judge remarked, "People are suffering in the long queues and in hospitals for basic treatment. The decisions being changed every day are not correct."

Justice observed that even his son was suffering from dengue and the hospital refused to not accept the cash.

The court however did not give a verdict and deferred the matter to next Friday. 

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First Published : 18 Nov 2016, 01:30:00 PM