M/s. Sciemed Overseas Inc. Vs. BOC india Ltd & Ors.
Civil Law - False Affidavit
False Affidavit - Costs - Imposition of - Challenge as to - Costs imposed for filing a false or misleading affidavit in the Apex Court - Apparently to ensure that work order goes through, a false or misleading statement was made before the Apex Court on affidavit when the matter was taken up on 14th March, 2008 to the effect that the work was nearing completion - Held that it is not possible to accept the view canvassed by learned counsel that the false or misleading statement had no impact on the decision rendered by this Court on 14th March, 2008 - We cannot hypothesize on what transpired in the proceedings before this Court nor can we imagine what could or could not have weighed with this Court when it rendered its decision on 14th March, 2008 - The fact of the matter is that a false or misleading statement was made before this Court and that by itself is enough to invite an adverse reaction - On the material before the Court and the material considered by the High Court, imposition of costs of Rs. 10 lacs by the High Court held to be justified.
Topic(s)-False Affidavit - Imposition of - Cost upheld