new Delhi. The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the reconsideration petition of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in an election affidavit for concealing details about prison instances. A division bench of Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Anirudh Bose dismissed Fadnavis' reconsideration petition, saying there was no foundation for reconsideration.
The bench reserved the decision after listening to the arguments of all of the events on the final 18 February. On October 1 final yr, the court docket had given a jolt to Fadnavis, saying that the decrease court docket ought to take a contemporary take a look at the swimsuit filed towards Fadnavis. <! –
The order was handed by a bench headed by the then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, nullifying the judgment of the Bombay High Court.
The High Court had dismissed the plea of Satish Uike in search of to quash Fadnavis' election to cover details about prison instances in election affidavits. After this Uyke had approached the apex court docket. The petitioner alleged that Fadnavis hid the knowledge of the 2 prison instances into account within the 2014 meeting.
Significantly, Fadnavis is accused of hiding details about two prison instances in his 2014 election affidavit. These two instances are from Nagpur, one in all defamation and the opposite of dishonest. The petition sought disqualification of Fadnavis.
During the listening to of the case, Fadnavis was informed that there are 100 instances towards the Chief Minister and political individuals. Action can’t be taken for not giving a case in an electoral affidavit. At the identical time, it was stated on behalf of the petitioner that they’ve hidden the knowledge within the electoral affidavit so motion ought to be taken. The court docket had requested that whether or not the knowledge was intentionally hidden or by accident, why not ship the matter for trial.