New Delhi, Mar 3 : The Supreme Court has junked former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' plea seeking review of 2019 verdict as per which he has to face trial for allegedly suppressing two pending criminal cases against him in his 2014-election affidavit.
"We are dismissing the review petition filed by the petitioner, Fadnavis," a bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said. The order was passed on February 18 but it was uploaded on the website of the Top Court on Tuesday. The bench of the Apex Court, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, besides, Justice Mishra, had in February this year, reserved its order on the review petition filed by Fadnavis. On the plea filed by one Satish Ukey, on October 1, 2019, the top court had set aside a Bombay High Court order which gave a clean chit to Fadnavis and held that he did not deserve to be tried for the alleged offence under the Representation of Peoples Act (RPA).
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Fadnavis, had requested the Court to stay the proceedings on the basis that the new Section 33A of RPA does not require new criminal antecedents to come on record. (UNI)