HC admits documentary evidence against MLA
In a setback to Congress MLA Kanwar Karan Singh, the Delhi High Court has ordered examination of documentary evidence against him in connection with a petition, challenging his election in 2008 Assembly polls.delhi Updated: Jan 10, 2011 00:08 IST
In a setback to Congress MLA Kanwar Karan Singh, the Delhi High Court has ordered examination of documentary evidence against him in connection with a petition, challenging his election in 2008 Assembly polls.
Justice Rewa Khetrapal decided to take on records additional documents, seeking to prove the allegations in the election petition that the Model Town MLA while filing his nomination papers during the 2008 Assembly elections had concealed various vital information, which needed to be disclosed in the nomination paper.
Justice Khetrapal took on records the documents filed by the petitioner and defeated BJP candidate, Bhola Nath Vij, dismissing Singh’s opposition to the latter, submitting additional documents to prove his allegation.
Challenging Singh’s election, Vij has filed the petition through counsel HS Phoolka, alleging that he had failed to clear dues from various departments, including property tax, and concealed these facts in his nomination paper. The documents taken on record by the court included official papers, showing non-clearance of property tax by Singh. “It stands to reason that whenever a proper disclosure is not made in the nomination paper, it is bound to affect the purity of poll process,” the judge said.