SC asks for report that prompted President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought to peruse the report of the Arunachal Pradesh governor on the basis of which the Union cabinet recommended President’s rule in the state, terming it a “serious issue”. The apex court, however, refrained from issuing any interim order.
A constitution bench headed by justice JS Khehar brushed aside the technical objections raised by attorney general Mukul Rohatgi against the Congress’s petition challenging President’s rule in the state and asked both the Centre and the governor to submit their response in writing by Friday.
Rohatgi argued there was no challenge to the notification imposing the rule. But the bench remained unimpressed and posted the matter for further hearing on February 1.
Additional solicitor general Satpal Jain, appearing for governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, contended the court must keep the report secret.
At this, the bench said the report would be placed in a sealed cover and be only for the court’s perusal.
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