Breaking: Candidates cannot be disqualified on filing of chargesheet, Supreme Court

    Murali Krishnan September 25, 2018

    The Supreme Court today held that a person accused of a criminal offence cannot be disqualified from contesting elections at the stage of filing of a chargesheet. The Court also issued a slew of directions for curbing criminalisation of politics. The judgment was pronounced by a Constitution Bench presided by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. The judgment came in a batch of petitions including those filed by NGO Public […]

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