The Court had initiated suo motu proceedings to get to the bottom of the issue after its earlier order reflected “Mr. Put Mine, Advocate” as having appeared in the case.

The Court took into account the fact that the Advocate-on-Record was young and had tendered an apology to note,

“We accept the apology. We further make it clear that once the mistake was unintentional and due to an inadvertence without any motive or mala fide intention, and we have accepted the apology tendered, no further action of any kind is warranted either against the Advocate on Record, Clerk or the Court Officers.”

A Bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Sanjay Karol was informed by Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi, KV Viswanathan and V Mohana that the clerk had asked the lawyer on WhatsApp whose name he should add for the appearence slip.

After the lawyer replied “put mine”, the clerk mistakenly added the same on the slip. 

In this light, the Court concluded that there was no mala fide intention on the part of the lawyer, the clerk or the court officer.

The Court had initiated suo motu proceedings to get to the bottom of the issue after its earlier order reflected “Mr. Put Mine, Advocate” as having appeared in the case.

In its latest order, the Court noted that “error in recording of the proceedings of the said date has caused lot of embarrassment to this Court as the same has been widely circulated on WhatsApp and other social media.”

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