The apex court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice A.K. Sikri declined to hear Srinivasan’s plea as, they said, they would not interfere with the order passed by another bench.
The court said Justice A.K. Patnaik, who passed the order, was very much in the city and Srinivasan could move him for whatever modifications he was seeking in orders passed by the bench headed by him.
“We are not going to hear. We are not here to modify the orders of any other bench. Justice Patnaik is very much in the city… you can approach him,” said Justice Chauhan while declining to hear Srinivasan’s plea.
Declining to entertain the plea by senior counsel Nagendra Rai, Justice Sikri said: “The orders he is seeking to be modified were not passed ex-parte and he was present (through his counsel) in the court.”
Justice Sikri told Rai: “You are respondent number two. You were very much present in the hearing. This not an ex-parte order. You were there when order was passed.”