New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking prosecution of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, for alleged failure to furnish in his election affidavit the details of two criminal cases in which a trial court had taken cognisance.
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench heard in detail arguments from Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Mr Fadnavis and petitioner, Satish Ukey.It ruled,"We are reserving the verdict. We have heard the complete arguments and submission from all the respective parties and petitioner and respondent."
Mr Ukey contended that the Chief Minister had allegedly failed to furnish in his election affidavit the details of two criminal cases in which the trial court had taken cognisance and sought annulment of his election to the state Assembly. He had alleged that Mr Fadnavis had not made the full disclosure of criminal cases pending against him in the affidavit filed along with his nomination form.
In his petition, Mr Ukey asserted that there were two criminal cases pending against the CM- related to cheating and defamation- which he had allegedly concealed in his 2014 election affidavit.(UNI)