Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL against President rule in Uttarakhand

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016,9:49 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a PIL challenging the imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand and seeking a CBI probe into alleged horse trading of MLAs. A bench, comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice U U Lalit, questioned the petitioner advocate about his bonafide and locus while asking searching questions as to how he was affected by central rule in the state. Court also asked whether he belongs to Uttarakhand or not. How are you concerned? You have to have some concern. What is your locus? Something should happen somewhere and Mr Sharma will file a PIL.

Your credibility gets affected if you file such type of PILs. Politics is going on in Uttarakhand, we are not concerned with that. Whenever a situation arises and the Constitution needs to be examined, we will look into it. But without such a situation, we cannot do anything.

There is some controversy going on and you come and file a plea, the bench observed after which the petitioner withdrew his plea. The court’s observation came as it heard a plea by advocate M L Sharma who sought a CBI probe into the alleged horse-trading of MLAs in the state.