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Fact Check: Modi Government Has Not Announced Supreme Court Benches in Chennai, Mumbai & Kolkata

Central Government's fact-check division Press Information Bureau has confirmed that the viral WhatsApp message is fake.

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Will Supreme Court have branches in Chennai, Mumbai And Kolkata?

Well, a WhatsApp message is doing the rounds claiming that government has decided to expand the branches of Supreme Court of India to the above mentioned three locations.

A forwarded message is being shared on WhatsApp claiming that the government has decided to expand the branches of the Supreme Court of India to three more locations.

However the Government's Twitter handle @PIBFactCheck has debunked the fake news.

"This claim is fake", the tweet clarified. It categorically stated that ''no such decision has been taken by the government.

Has the Government ever deliberated on having a branch of Supreme Court outside Delhi?

Yes, the Government has deliberated on the prospect of having a branch of Supreme Court outside Delhi in the past but the idea has so far been a dead rubber since the Supreme Court has never been in favour of setting up cassation benches at other places.

At this juncture, a reference can be drawn to the 229th law commission's report that suggested setting up four cassation benches on a regional basis.

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