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The Supreme Court Has Ordered A Three-Member Committee, Led By A Former SC Judge, To Investigate PM Modi's Security Failure.

Lawstreet Journal 12 Jan 2022 7:45pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary The Supreme Court Has Ordered A Three-Member Committee, Led By A Former SC Judge, To Investigate PM Modi's Security Failure.

On January 10th, 2022, while hearing the case of Lawyers Voice v. State of Punjab and Others, the Hon'ble Supreme Court said that it will form an impartial committee led by a retired Supreme Court Judge to probe the security failure during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state of Punjab on January 5th, 2022.

A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, and Justice Hima Kohli will issue a comprehensive ruling outlining the committee's composition.

The Court expressed displeasure at the central government's issuing show-cause notices to the state officials of the Punjab government over the security lapse.

Appearing for the Punjab government, Advocate General DS Patwalia informed the Apex Court that the Punjab government has issued show-cause notices for disciplinary action to seven state officers, including the Chief Secretary and Director-General of Police. They were given only 24 hours to respond to the notices requesting that the Central Government take disciplinary action against them.

"The central government will not give me a fair hearing. Please appoint an independent committee and give us a fair hearing. The Registrar General's records have been taken. So, where is the proof? What foundation did their (the centre's) findings have? On January 8, he was given 24 hours until 5 p.m. Everything is presumptively and predictably against us when we receive a show-cause notice. "I don't expect a fair trial," the Advocate General added."

During the arguments, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana asked the Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta, to… Continue Reading...

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