Delhi Court dismisses 20 pleas filed by “chronic contumelious litigant”

The Court observed that the applicant couldn’t be allowed to “abuse and misuse” the process of law and clog the “already clogged system” of administration of justice. Dismissing 20 applications and appeals filed by a man who was termed a “chronic contumelious litigant,” a Delhi Court recently passed slew of directions in order to “check the flow of repeated complaints” by him [In the Matter of Multifarious Complaints/Applications Filed By Inder Singh]. District and Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma, who dealt with each of the cases, including appeals, revision petitions and applications, found them “vexatious, frivolous, reckless, scandalous and motivated.”

Complaints were filed against Inder Singh by trial court judicial officers, the Delhi Police and state officials. It also came on record that the legal aid counsel assigned to the man had found him to be non-co-operative and someone who levelled allegations against “all and sundry” without any foundation, and appeared to be mentally unfit.

While dismissing the cases, the Court observed that Singh couldn’t be allowed to “abuse and misuse” the process of law and clog the “already clogged system” of administration of justice.

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