BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Tuesday opposed in the Delhi High Court the pleas seeking to set aside trial court order allowing summoning of documents from Ministries of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Income Tax Department and other agencies in the National Herald case.
Swamy told Justice PS Teji that he would not file a reply on the petitions filed by AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora and Young India Ltd (YI) as they have no locus in the issue.
"This is a matter of law. The fact of matter is that there is no locus standi of petitioners. There are judgments. I will not file any reply," he told the court.
The bench, which Tuesday formally issued a notice to Swamy, has now fixed the matter for arguments on April 4.
"It has been submitted by the petitioner that formal notice was not issued to respondent (Swamy) on the last date of hearing. Let formal notice be issued…. Subramanian Swamy accepted the notice and submits that he will not file any reply," the bench said.
Vora and YI have sought stay on operation of the trial court’s January 11 order.
The petitions filed through senior advocates RS Cheema and Rebecca John have said that the trial court has not heard them and the order passed on Swamy’s plea was ex-parte.
"Swamy has sought all documents but no specific period has been mentioned in his application before the trial court and still his plea was allowed," Cheema had contended, adding that the January 11 trial court order must be quashed or set aside.