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Courts can’t issue orders on fuel prices: Delhi HC

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 13, 2018, 1:33 am IST
Updated Sep 13, 2018, 1:33 am IST
The bench said, “It is an economic policy matter of the government. There are larger economic issues''.
Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Daily change in fuel prices was an “economic policy decision” of the Central government and the courts must remain away from it, the Delhi high court said Wednesday.           

A two-judge bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao made it clear it was not inclined to interfere with the government’s decision, saying “there are larger economic issues” involved. The bench said, “It is an economic policy matter of the government. There are larger economic issues. The courts must remain away from it.

 

We cannot issue a mandamus (direction) to them to do it.” The bench was hearing a PIL by Delhi-based designer, Puja Mahajan, challenging the daily rise in fuel rates and seeking a direction to the Centre to fix a fair price for petrol and diesel.

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