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New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday asked a lawyer to pay 50,000 in costs for filing a frivolous public interest litigation and wasting valuable the court’s time.

Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha was visibly irked in court when lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma asked the court to issue a direction to the central government to furnish a death certificate for freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. The court also pulled up Sharma for dressing in a lawyer’s gown and tie when he was appearing “in person". Lawyers who file writ petitions in their personal capacity are not to appear before the court in a lawyer’s attire.

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