Delhi High Court Refused To Entertain PIL Filed To Restrict Cash Transactions On E-Commerce Platforms Like Amazon, Flipkart


The Delhi High Court in the case Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v. Union Of India And Others observed and has refused to entertain the public interest litigation for restricting cash transaction of goods, products and services purchased through online shopping platforms like Amazon and Flipkart.
The petition was moved by Advocate and BJP leader Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, wherein seeking o withdraw the PIL. The Division bench comprising of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Narula in the case observed and has expressed the inclination of dismissing the petition moved. The bench in the case observed and is about to to reserve the order on merits, thus, Upadhyay in the plea prayed for withdrawal of the petition, with the liberty to take recourse to other remedies available under law.
The court in an order passed on august 01, 2023 stated that it is dismissed as withdrawn, with the liberty as aforesaid. The bench of Justice Narula in the case observed and has stated that he will impose costs on Upadhyay for filing the petition.
The court seek the stand of the Union Government and Delhi Government in the matter in the month of May and no notice has been issued in the petition.
It has been submitted by the Upadhyay in the plea that the prayers in the PIL are a practical solution to control corruption, black money generation, money laundering, benami transactions and the disproportionate assets.
The petition stated that no district is free from the clutches of mafias’ viz. land mafia, the drug-liquor mafia, mining mafia, the transfer-posting mafia, betting mafia tender mafia• hawala mafia illegal immigration mafia conversion mafia, superstition-black magic mafia and white-collar political mafia, dividing society which being on the basis of the religion, race, caste, sex and place of birth. Adding to it, it has been stated that it being the duty of the government to examine good practices of other countries who are ranked among top 20 in the Corruption Perception Index, and implement them for giving a strong message that it is determined to fight against the menace of corruption and black money.
Further, the plea filed stated that the India cannot move forward without dean-transparent governance for which corruption free society is a basic requirement and that is impossible without recalling currency above Rs.100, wherein restricting the cash transactions above Rs.10,000 linking assets which being above for an amount of Rs. 50,000, with AADHAAR and confiscating cent percent black money, disproportionate assets and benami property and giving rigorous life imprisonment to looters.