Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Thursday said a petition seeking a direction to the governments of Maharashtra and Delhi to sack the arrested ministers Nawab Malik and Satyendar Jain will be listed for hearing after being placed before Chief Justice N V Ramana. . A vacation bench headed by Justice CT Ravikumar said, “Have you taken up the matter with the registrar? We are saying daily that the matter should be taken up with the listing registrar first and maybe next week the matter will be taken up for hearing.
Upadhyay submitted that there is a serious violation of Article 14 (equality before law) of the Constitution and said that Maharashtra ministers are in judicial custody for 4 months, while Delhi ministers are also in judicial custody for about 30 days. Unfortunately, these ministers are public servants. There is a serious violation of Article 14. The bench told Upadhyay that he should mention the petition before the registrar and it is likely to come up for hearing next week. Such cases would first be placed before the Chief Justice, only then it would be listed.
The petition said, the minister is a public servant under Section 21 of the IPC and Section 2 (c) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Temporary deprivation of office after being in judicial custody for more than two days as is done to IAS and other public servants.
The petition also sought a direction to the Law Commission to examine the election laws of developed countries and prepare a comprehensive report to maintain the dignity of ministers, legislators and public servants in the spirit of Article 14. Upadhyay filed the petition through advocate Ashwini Kumar Dubey.
The petitioner sought a direction to the Maharashtra government to sack Malik, who was arrested in February 2022 and in judicial custody in cases of black money, benami properties, money laundering and disproportionate assets linked to mafia don Dawood Ibrahim. Is.
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