New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order on the Anti Corruption Branch’s jurisdiction over Delhi Police. The apex court also issued a notice to the Delhi government.
The Supreme Court’s notice to Kejriwal government has to be responded to within three weeks. The Supreme Court also said that Delhi HC order on ACB’s jurisdiction in Para 66 of the order is irrelevant.
Earlier on Thursday, the AAP government moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Union Home Ministry’s May 21 notification that Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has discretionary powers for appointments and transfers to key bureaucratic posts in the nation’s capital.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to seek political support for his stand by writing letters to the chief ministers of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, among others. Even Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel is in the process of writing to President Pranab Mukherjee urging that the city government be accorded more powers in line with the bill moved by then home minister L.K. Advani in Parliament in 2003.