HC reserves order on legislators? plea

A SPECIALLY constituted Vacation Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Abdul Mateen and Justice Rajiv Sharma, here on Monday, reserved its verdict on an application moved by three legislators complaining about the non-supply of required documents to them, by Speaker of UP Legislative Assembly Mata Prasad Pandey despite the court?s orders.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 01:21 IST

A SPECIALLY constituted Vacation Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Abdul Mateen and Justice Rajiv Sharma, here on Monday, reserved its verdict on an application moved by three legislators complaining about the non-supply of required documents to them, by Speaker of UP Legislative Assembly Mata Prasad Pandey despite the court’s orders.

Arguing before the Bench on behalf of the state, Additional Advocate General Jaideep Narayan Mathur said since the Apex court had already entrusted the matter for decision to the Speaker UP Legislative Assembly and the same was sub judice before the Apex court, no such directive could be issued by the HC.It was argued on behalf of the petitioners that supplying copies of the documents was a matter of natural justice and the HC had rightly issued the directive.

The said documents were needed by the petitioners to file their response to the disqualification proceedings launched against them by the chief whip of the Lok Tantrik Bahujan Dal Yogesh Pratap Singh during the recent Rajya Sabha biennial election in the state, it was said.After hearing arguments of both the sides, the bench reserved its verdict, which was likely to be delivered shortly.

First Published: Jun 06, 2006 01:21 IST