Supreme Court issues notice to Somnath Bharti’s wife to ask if she wants a mediation [Read Order]

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Special Leave Petition to Appeal (Crl ) No. 8183 of 2015
(Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 22/09/2015 in BA No. 1952/2015 passed by the High Court of Delhi at New Delhi)


Somnath Bharti ……………………………………………………………….. Petitioner

versus

State (Government of NCT Delhi) ……………………………………… Respondent


Date: 1 October 2015

This petition was called on for hearing today.

Coram:

  • Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India HL Dattu
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Amitava Roy

Counsel:

For Petitioner:

Mr. Gopal Subramanium, Sr. Adv., Mr. Pramod Swarup, Sr. Adv., Ms. Preena Swarup, Adv., Mr. Vijay Aggarwal, Adv., Ms. Sushma Verma, Adv., Mr. Lokendra, Adv., Ms. Sushma Verma, Adv., Mr. Mudit Jain, Adv., Ms. Samprikta Ghoshal,Adv., Mr. Arjun Taneja, Adv., Mr. Ashul Aggarwal, Adv., Mr. Pulkit Kamboj, Adv., Mr. Prateek Chadha, Adv.
Ms. Pareena Swarup, Adv., Mr. Barkkha Rastogi, Adv., Md. Shahid Anwar,Adv.

For Respondent:

Mr. Mukul Rohatgi, A.G., Mr.Ranjit Kumar, S.G., Mr. Tushar Mehta, ASG, Ms. V. Mohana, Sr. Adv., Mr. R. Balasubramanian, Adv., Mr. Santosh Kumar, Adv., Mr. K.L. Janjani, Adv., Mr. D.S. Mahra, Adv., Mr. Shalendra Babbar, Spl. Public Prosecutor


ORDER

Shri Gopal Subramanium, learned senior counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner, brings to our notice a letter dated 01.10.2015 addressed to Smt. Lipika Mitra, w/o Somnath Bharti, r/o B4, Plot No.32, Shriram Apartment, Sector 4, Dwarka, New Delhi. In that letter, a statement is made by the learned counsel for the petitioner- Somnath Bharti that in the interest of the children, mediation requires to be held between the parties. Therefore, a request is made to issue appropriate notice to Smt. Lipika Mitra, w/o Somnath Bharti, so that she can participate in the proceedings before this Court.

We appreciate the fairness of the learned counsel for the petitioner – Somnath Bharti in writing letter dated 01.10.2015. This is what we expect from every other counsel.

Taking into consideration, the spirit of the letter dated 01.10.2015, we are of the view that appropriate notice requires to be issued to Smt. Lipika Mitra.

Accordingly, we direct the Registry to serve a copy of this special leave petition papers and letter dated 01.10.2015 along with notice on Smt. Lipika Mitra.

Call on 05.10.2015 at 10:30 a.m as first case.download-order

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