Today (31.10.2013) the Contempt petition was listed for hearing. The C.G. Counsel Mr.
Sundareswaran who had taken notice of the contempt petitions on behalf of all 4 respondents
last week appeared before High Court and informed that my petition for early hearing in
Supreme Court was withdrawn and they (department) were also trying to obtain early orders from
the Supreme Court. When it was pointed out that over 3 years has lapsed and order of the High
Court not implemented, the counsel has pleaded that within 2 weeks time they would obtain stay
from the Supreme Court against the High Court's order. The High Court has directed that the
order of the High Court should be implemented within 2 weeks failing which the 4 respondents
may have to appear in person before the High Court.
The department by sighting contempt petition may try to obtain stay in SLP CC 15627/2011 filed by the department but it may not be possible in view of not granting stay earlier.