Explainer: How the L-G vs Delhi Government face-off began

It had all started with the lodging of an FIR in 2014 by the Arvind Kejriwal government against Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani and others accusing them of 'fixing' gas prices.

Published: 05th July 2018 11:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2018 11:26 AM   |  A+A-

Anil Baijal with Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI| Shekhar Yadav)

By Express News Service

It had all started with the lodging of an FIR in 2014 by the Arvind Kejriwal government against Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Mukesh Ambani and others including UPA ministers M Veerappa Moily and Murli Deora (since dead), accusing them of "fixing" gas prices.

May 2, 2014

RIL moves Delhi High Court for quashing of FIR and challenging a 1993 notification of the Centre giving power to Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe union government employees.

May 8

Centre moves HC opposing FIR against the ministers contending that ACB has no powers or jurisdiction to probe.

Aug 19

ACB tells HC it can't probe gas pricing case against RIL and an ex-UPA minister as Centre's July 23, 2014 notification takes away its jurisdiction to investigate central government employees.

Oct 16

Delhi government tells HC that ACB can prosecute RIL and ministers.

May 25, 2015

HC says ACB has jurisdiction to arrest policemen who come under the Centre.

Jun 27

Delhi government moves HC to restrain LG appointee ACB chief M K Meena from entering anti-graft body's office.

Apr 5, 2016

AAP government asks HC to refer to larger bench the petitions on the powers of LG regarding governance of Delhi.

Aug 4

HC gives verdict, says LG is administrative head of NCT and not bound to act on the advice of Council of Ministers.

Sep 9

SC issues notice to Centre on six appeals of Delhi govt challenging HC verdict that held that LG is administrative head of national capital.

Feb 15, 2017

SC refers to constitution bench the pleas on Delhi-Centre row over governance.

Dec 6, 2017

SC reserves verdict on batch of appeals challenging HC verdict.

Jul 4, 2018

SC says LG does not have independent decision making powers and is bound to act on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.

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