A bench headed by Justice UU Lalit adjourned the matter to next week after it was told that Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was not keeping well.
Jharkhand government And state Chief Minister Hemant Soren has moved the Supreme Court against a High Court order which had accepted the sustainability of a PIL in respect of shell companies allegedly belonging to state Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his associates.
The Jharkhand government has filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the apex court challenging the Jharkhand High Court’s order on the sustainability of a PIL in respect of shell companies allegedly related to state Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his associates.
On June 3, the Jharkhand High Court held two PILs against the Chief Minister and in its 79-page judgment by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi (questioning the sustainability of two PILs filed against the CM and his associates). The arguments given were rejected.
The High Court, while dismissing the objections point-wise, observed that certain requirements as per Rule 4, 4-B and 5 of the Jharkhand High Court (Public Interest Litigation) Rules, 2010 have not been complied with and urgent writ petitions cannot be treated as maintainable. can.
“This Court, after considering the aforesaid aspect of the matter and having regard to the fact that the issue which is the subject of the writ petition, as it involves the issue of misappropriation of public money on a large scale There is public interest, therefore, this Court considers it proper and proper not to throw the writ petition on that ground,” the copy of the order of the Jharkhand HC said.
In its conclusion, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad said, “This Court, after answering the issue, as framed by this Court, and on the basis of the discussions held above.” , summarizes its view and is of the considered opinion that the writ petitions cannot be dismissed on the ground of maintenance.”
The Jharkhand High Court was hearing various petitions related to shell companies, mining leases of Chief Minister Soren and MGNREGA scam.