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Sc Imposes Fine Of Rs. 5 Lakhs On Man Who Filed Petition To Ban Coca Cola And Thums Up

A petition filed by a man claiming to be a social worker in the Supreme Court to ban Coca Cola and Thums Up dismissed by SC bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud with Justice Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi, imposing fine of Rs. 5 Lakhs on Thursday.

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Source – India Post

What were the reasons mentioned in the PIL to ban the drinks?

The man filed PIL for extraneous reasons seeking a ban on sale and consumption of Coca Cola and Thums Up claiming that the consumption of these soft beverages negatively affects our health.

Why did the Supreme Court dismiss the PIL?

Supreme Court rejected the petition because of the failure of the petitioner to disclose why he only chose two specific brands as target and the source behind the claim. Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs. 5Lakh as an exemplary punishment and that the cost must be deposited within a month in the Registry which shall thereon be disbursed to Supreme Courts Advocate-on-Record Association (SCAORA).


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