The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Bombay High Court to expeditiously decide the pleas challenging the validity of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) which are pending there.
The apex court asked other high courts where pleas have been filed by builders and others challenging the provisions of RERA, to await the decision of the Bombay High Court before deciding the matters.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra passed the order while hearing a plea filed by the Centre seeking transfer of various RERA-related pleas pending in different high courts to either the apex court or one of the high courts.
Attorney General KK Venugopal told the court that many petitions have been filed in the high courts of Bombay, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh challenging the provisions of RERA and it would be appropriate if all these matters are decided either by the apex court or one of the high courts.
As carried in bq on 6/9/2017