Supreme Court says "no" to Meghalaya HC's suo moto stay on Lok Ayukta Act provisions

Murali Krishnan March 18 2016
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In a significant judgment delivered today, the Supreme Court has held that a High Court cannot exercise suo moto jurisdiction and stay the operation of a statutory provision unless a person aggrieved has assailed such a provision.

A Division Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh delivered this judgment today in an appeal against an order passed by the Meghalaya High Court. Advocate Ranjan Mukherjee appeared for the Meghalaya government.

The case began . . .

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