SC to Hear Centre's Plea Against Uttarakhand HC Decision

SC to hear Centre’s plea against the Uttarakhand HC’s verdict, which quashed the decision to impose President’s rule.

Published: 22nd April 2016 04:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 04:51 PM   |  A+A-


Chief Minister Harish Rawat addresses a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday | PTI


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear the Centre’s plea against the Uttarakhand High Court’s verdict, which quashed the decision to impose President’s rule in the state, this afternoon.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra will examine the Centre's plea at 3.30 p.m.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and S.K. Singh earlier in the day heard Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who mentioned the matter and sought an urgent hearing and stay of the High Court’s verdict.

The High Court yesterday set aside the Centre's rule imposed last month, saying Article 356 was imposed in the state contrary to the law laid down by Supreme Court.

The High Court accused the Centre of acting in blatant falsehood and behaving like a private party.

The High Court asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to prove his government's majority on the floor of the assembly on the April 29.

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