MUMBAI, Feb. 15 -- In an unusual course of action, the Bombay high court, on Tuesday, directed that two writ petitions complaining about lack of appointments and infrastructure for the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) be placed before the Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Bharati Dangre was irked to note the apathetic condition of the DRTs in Mumbai.

The bench said, "These two writ petitions should be placed before the Union minister of finance."

Noticing that there was no point issuing expeditious hearing of separate proceedings initiated by International Asset Reconstruction Company and Kotak Mahindra Bank since posts of presiding officers of both DRTs in Mumbai were vacan...