Challenging the tender condition under PIL by contractor is a sheer abuse of process of law: BHC

The Bombay High Court (BHC), while dealing with a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a contractor challenging certain tender conditions leading to ineligibility of some of the contractors, has held that, permitting a contractor to file a PIL petition challenging the conditions of a tender is nothing but a sheer abuse of process of Court & an effort to pollute the purity of the stream of PILs. The BHC, while dismissing the PIL, noted that the contractor claims to espouse public cause, on the contrary, he himself is engaged in similar business. Therefore, it seems that purpose is personal & extraneous and not a public cause.