Jharkhand Govt. Moves SC Against HC’s Order on Maintainability of PIL Seeking Probe Against CM Hemant Soren

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Debangana Ray

Published on June 14 at 19:34 IST

The government of Jharkhand moved the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision to accept the maintainability of the PIL which sought to conduct an independent probe against CM Hemant Soren on alleged money laundering through shell companies.

The vacation bench comprising of Justices AS Bopanna and Vikram Nath, on being mention by the counsel for the State of Jharkhand asked them to mention it before the registrar.

The Bench stated that, “Go to the Registrar. Just give the details. They’ll move & take orders. There are 2 benches, the CJI has to take a call.”

On June 3, the Jharkhand HC Bench comprising of Justices R. Ranjan and Sujit Narayan Prasad had sustained the maintainability of the PIL.

The HC in its order had stated that, “This Court, in view of the discussions made herein above, is of the considered view that the issue of approaching this Court without exhausting the remedy available under Section 154, 154(3) and 156(3) of the CrPC is not available in facts and circumstances of the present case reason being that in this case direction has been sought for investigation of siphoning of public money through independent agency, like CBI, ED and Income Tax Department and such orders cannot be passed under the aforesaid provisions.”

“In view thereof the issue pertaining to approaching this Court without exhausting the remedy available under the Code of Criminal Procedure is not worth to be considered. Accordingly, rejected.”

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