The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 10), the first day of its vacation, disposed of an eviction case quickly. The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha had sent to jail a defaulter, who had refused to vacate the premises of Nausaba A Sabari.
The defaulter Mohammed Israil had pleaded that he had no place to go and had children. But the court, in its last hearing on May 9, had sent him to jail.
On May 11, the counsel for the petitioner submitted that the premises had been vacated and the rent had been paid for the month of April. On inquiry from the court, the counsel said that the premises had been vacated only on May 10.
The apex court ordered rent for 10 days (of May) to be paid within seven days via bank draft after which the defaulter will be released.
— India Legal Bureau