There will never be a question of anything being done in sealed cover : Bombay High Court Justice Gautam Patel
MUMBAI: Bombay High Court Justice Gautam Patel made key comments while hearing petitions of financial irregularities committed by an agent on the Nationa Stock Exchange. He made the statements after one of the parties submitted a sealed cover citing that it may reach the press. Reacting to it, Justice Gautam Patel said, "there will no question of sealed covers at least in my court. Anything I can see, all parties before me are allowed to see." He added that it is the only measure he knows to ensure a transparent and open decision making.
He asked to submit an affidavit which mentioned in a sealed cover. Justice Gautam Patel said that Press exists for a purpose and is serving on it and added that there will be no gag orders there. He further added that he will not agree to the statements that media is irresponsible every time.