Article 226 petition should not be entertained when alternative statutory remedies exist, SC

Murali Krishnan January 30 2018
insolvency and bankruptcy code

The Supreme Court today reiterated that the jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution has to be exercised by High Courts judiciously, and that a writ petition under Article 226 ought not be entertained if alternate statutory remedies are available, except in cases falling within the well-defined exceptions.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Navin Sinha in an appeal filed by State Bank of Travancore against an interim order of the Kerala High Court.

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