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SC to Hear Plea of Centre Against Tripura HC Interim Order on PIL Related to Ambani’s Security

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Paridhi Arya

Published on June 28, 2022 at 18:32 IST

The Division Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice J B Pardiwala has allowed the appeal for hearing  listed on Tuesday.

The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta represented the appeal filed by Centre against the order of Tripura High Court. He submitted that Tripura High Court directed that official from Home Minister should be present with perception threat related documents.

The PIL was filed in the Tripura High Court questioning the security provided to the industrialist family, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family on threat perception.

Tripura High Court passed the interim order that directed Union Home Minister to depute a officer with the document related to the threat perception and the matter will not be adjourned further that date.

The Mehta submitted that Tripura High Court had no territorial jurisdiction over the matter as PIL is for Public interest but the security of one family cannot be regarded as the matter of public interest.

He further pointed out that similar petition on similar grounds was filed in the Bombay High Court which was rejected by the Court but then also Tripura High Court passed such an interim order.

Justice Surya Kant questioned Mehta that whether security is provided by the Central agency or the Tripura state police.

Mehta replied that protection is given by Maharashtra State Police but on the perception of threat of Central Government. The State of Tripura has no role in it and that is why High Court is territorially barred.

The Division Bench of apex court asked whether the order of Tripura High Court s final or proceedings are pending in the matter. Mehta replied that it is an interim order but virtually final as court stated to let the officer of Home Minister come in Court.