My Lord, Principle of Natural Justice, Fair Play Overlooked?
“In similar circumstances, in Ex-Armymen’s Protection Services Private Limited, (2014) 5 SCC 409 the following was laid down:
“What is in the ‘interest of national security’ is not a ‘question of law’. It is a ‘matter of policy’. It is not for the Court to decide; left to the Executive. In a ‘situation of national security’, a party cannot insist for the ‘strict observance’ of the Principles of Natural Justice. The Court is entitled to see whether it is a case where the ‘interest of national security’ is involved.”
Appellant was not entitled to claim any ‘prior notice’ before ‘cancellation order’. Principles of Natural Justice were not violated.”
– Hon’ble Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, Digi Cable Network (India) Pvt. Ltd. v. Union of India, [Civil Appeal No. 120 of 2019].