Supreme Court nod to SGPC polls
The Supreme Court on Friday gave a go-ahead to the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) elections scheduled on September 18 in Punjab.delhi Updated: Sep 17, 2011 01:17 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday gave a go-ahead to the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) elections scheduled on September 18 in Punjab.
A bench of Justices JM Panchal and HL Gokhale, however, did not grant relief to Sehjdhari Sikhs wanting to cast their votes.
The apex court said the poll results would be subject to the final outcome of the case related to the voting rights of Sehjdhari Sikhs in the SGPC elections. The case is pending in the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The court has also directed the HC asking it to dispose of the case within a month. The apex court's directive came while it was disposing of an appeal filed by the Sehjdhari Sikh Federation, challenging the September 6 HC verdict.
Sehjdhari Sikhs also questioned the legal sustainability of the HC order which had denied them their “statutory right” to vote.
Kanimozhi moves court for bail
In yet another attempt to get bail, DMK MP Kanimozhi, who has been arrested for her alleged role in the 2G scam, moved a Delhi court on Friday.
Lodged in Tihar jail since May 20 following the rejection of her bail plea by Special Judge O P Saini, Kanimozhi moved his court for bail a day after the court breached its self-imposed deadline to frame charges in the case. The court will hear the case on October 1.
Meanwhile, Kailgnar TV director Sharad Kumar and film producer Karim Morani have also applied for bail. The Supreme Court had earlier asked them to move the trial court for bail.
Kanimozhi claimed in her plea that neither she nor DMK-run Kalaignar TV had received spectrum licence and that she was not the beneficiary of the “loan transaction of R200 crore” in the 2G scam.
‘Don’t open Kerala temple vault now’
The Supreme Court on Friday said the question of opening vault-B of Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple would be considered after steps were taken for the protection and conservation of the artefacts that were taken out from other vaults.
The bench also reserved its order on the recommendations of the expert committee on the security of valuables recovered from other vaults. The court will pass its directions on September 21. The bench said while the court would uphold the traditions and faith of devotees, it would not let it come in way of providing security to the temple treasure