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MHA notification has been challenged by AAP, Centre moves to Supreme Court

Centre’s special leave petition will be heard by Supreme Court on Friday which is filed challenging the Delhi High Court’s order. The fight was between Lieutenant general of Delhi Najeeb Jung and Arvind Kejriwal government and it has gone to Supreme Court now. Both the parties knocked the court for justice.  These two petitions will be heard by Supreme Court on Friday.

In the meantime, Najeeb Jung met Union home secretary to discuss this matter further. The details of this was unavailable as of now but the reports state that a concern was raised by Lieutenant General as the Delhi government had made the transfers even after the centre’s notification. The centre’s decree as that Najeeb Jung had the power to post and transfer bureaucrats in Delhi but Delhi assembly had adopted a resolution against this decree. Arvind Kejriwal who is the Chief Minister of Delhi has accused Mr Modi that he is nurturing dictatorship. The AAP assembly of Delhi has passed the resolution has come directly in confrontation with Narendra Modi’s government. The resolution of AAP will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee, Home minister Rajnath Singh and LG Jung.

Supreme Court vacations bench Justices UU Lalit and SK Sikri told that they would hear the matter on Friday since Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh pushed the court to hold the hearing as a matter of urgency. Central government in its notification where it put all the services would be under LG was held by Delhi High Court as erroneous. This order was issued by High Court when it heard the bail plea of Delhi Police constable who was arrested for bribery charges by Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). Delhi government had challenged against the centre when Home Ministry told ACB that they had no jurisdiction to charge these officials. The gazette notification was issued by ministry on May 21 where it said that ACB police station cannot take cognisance of offences against these employees and officials of Central Government. High Court further said that the mandate of the people should be respected by the LG.  Delhi High Court had supported the AAP government’s opinion and told that Centre’s notification as a “suspect”.

by Sushma Javare.