Maintainability of writ against private banks


In the recent judgment of supreme court 1077-1081 of 2013 in CBI vs Ramesh gelli and others , court defined private banks as performing public duty and hence their employee to be treated as public servant Can WRIT be maintained against Private Sector Bank ?

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254 votes

Depending upon for what right you are going against the said private bank, writ is maintainable. So clarify what right you want remedyfor through Writ. So give me details so that i may give you a proper answer.


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You are right. All the institutions, irrespective of whether they are government controlled or not, can be brought under writ jurisdiction if they perform public functions. There are many judgments of the Supreme Court to this effect.

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