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Relief for Former Mah CM Fadnavis: SC Agreed to hear his Plea in ‘Open Court’

Lawstreet Journal 24 Jan 2020 6:31pm

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A relief from SC came for former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis where the court has agreed to hear his review petition in an open court. Fadnavis filed a review petition requesting the court to reconsider its decision given under ‘Electoral Affidavit Case’. SC ordered the Nagpur court to re-run the trial in a 2014 electoral case in which he has allegedly hid the information of two criminal cases. These two cases include a defamation case from 1998 and a cheating case from 1966. The court observed that Fadnavis had hid all the information related to the two cases.

Advocate Satish Uke had filed a petition in Supreme Court alleging that while filing the nominations for the 2014 elections, fadnavis filed a false affidavit. He claimed in his petition that Fadnavis had hidden the information about ongoing criminal cases against him while filing for the nominations.

The Bench which will hear the petition is consist of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddh Bose. The bench said that, “The respondent (Fadnavis) has the knowledge of the two pending cases.

A Bench comprises of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi set aside the Bombay High Court’s order which gave a clean chit to the former CM by saying that he did not deserve to be tried under Representation of Peoples (RP) Act, 1950.

The apex court also said that It is concerned with a limited issue whether prima facie Section 125A of RP Act is attracted or not.” This provision deals with the penalty for “filling false… Continue Reading...

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