SC: U/A 227 of Constitution, HC can’t convert itself into a court of appeal

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 26th June 2020, in the matter of Mohd. Inam v. Sanjay Kumar Singhal & Ors. observed that in the guise of exercising jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, the High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

In the guise of exercising jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, the High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. (Para 32)

Supervisory jurisdiction extends to keeping the subordinate tribunals within the limits of their authority and seeing that they obey the law. (Para 32)

Though the powers under Article 227 are wide, they must be exercised sparingly and only to keep subordinate courts and Tribunals within the bounds of their authority and not to correct mere errors. (Para 32)

Copy of judgement: Judgement_26-Jun-2020

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik

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