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SC refers Amarinder issue to Constitutional bench

delhi Updated: Feb 11, 2009 12:13 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred to a Constitution bench the issue of expulsion of former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh by the State Legislative Assembly.

A three-judge bench of Justices B N Agrawal, G S Singhwi and Aftab Alam said that the issue needs to be resolved by a Constitution bench as it involved substantive question of Constitutional law relating to expulsion of a member.

In an unprecedented move on September 10 last year, the Punjab Assembly had expelled Singh from the House after holding him guilty of corrupt practices in the Amritsar land scandal.

The scam relates to grant of exemption on 32.5 acres of land in a prime area by Singh as Chief Minister to certain land developers allegedly in violation of the rules.