Fund crunch in lower courts: HC raps Delhi govt, says it wants to kill golden egg-laying goose

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New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) The Delhi High Court Wednesday rapped the AAP government for not sanctioning funds for the basic requirements of district courts, which are generating huge revenues through collection of fines, traffic challans and court fees, saying that it wanted to kill golden egg-laying goose.

A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad remarked, “Rs 115 crore collected through virtual traffic fines by district courts. What do you (Delhi government) want? You want to kill the goose that lays the golden egg?” The high court was informed by Reetesh Singh, Officer of Special Duty (Examination), that in 2018-19, the district courts here collected fines of Rs 80 crore and sold court fees worth 90 crore, which were deposited with the Delhi government.