Tag: PIL

Whether the anonymous petition is to be treated as public interest litigation

he question that falls for our consideration is whether the anonymous letter sent in the name of a Judge can be entertained as public interest litigation. It is well settled that a public interest litigation can be entertained by the constitutional courts only at the instance of a bona fide litigant. The author of the letter in this case is anonymous, there is no way to verify his bona fides and in fact no effort was made by the Court to verify about the authenticity, truth or otherwise of the contents of the petition.