38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Executive

[Anti CAA Protest]: Appointment Of Special Public Prosecutors By Delhi Government Including SG Tushar Mehta And 5 Others

By Bakul      31 July, 2020 04:17 PM      0 Comments
[Anti CAA Protest]: Appointment Of Special Public Prosecutors By Delhi Government Including SG Tushar Mehta And 5 Others

A notification in regard to the appointment of six special public prosecutors was issued by the Home Department of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD). LK Gautam, Deputy Secretary of Home Department of Delhi Government signed the notification and also stated that the notice is issued with the approval of Lieutenant General of Delhi.

Six special public prosecutors appointed to conduct court proceedings in relation to protest against CAA and the riots which occurred in North East Delhi in the last week of February are: -

  1. Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General
  2. Aman Lekhi, Addl. Solicitor General
  3. Chetan Sharma, Addl. Solicitor General
  4. SV Raju, Addl. Solicitor General
  5. Amit Mahajan, Advocate
  6. Rajat Nair, Advocate

There has been a bone of contention between Delhi Government and Delhi- LG which is the appointment of special prosecutors in cases related to the Delhi riots. This situation arose as Delhi Police is reporting to the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

An order was passed by the Lieutenant-General of Delhi appointing the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to represent Delhi Police in the case filed by Harsh Mander. Later, Rahul Mehra, Standing Council of Delhi Government objected to the appearance of SG Tushar Mehta in Delhi High Court in a case seeking an investigation into Delhi riots, he said that the appointment of prosecutors was the sole preserve of Delhi Government. 

Rahul Mehra objected on the ground that “u/s 24(8) of CrPC” the LG can appoint prosecutors only on the aid and advice of Delhi Government and has no independent power to make such appointments. 

Appointment of Solicitor General, ASG Maninder Acharya, ASG Aman Lekhi husband of MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Standing Council of Union of India Amit Mahajan, and Advocate Rajat Nair, as special prosecutors in the case of Aqil Hussain vs. State of NCT of Delhi, was approved by the Home Department of Delhi Government on 29th May.

As per the reports, the panel of special prosecutors proposed by the Delhi Police was rejected by Delhi Government earlier this week.



Share this article:



Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

women-including-housewife-approach-ncw-against-controversial-ips-officer-gyaneshwar-singh
Trending Crime, Police And Law
Women, including housewife, approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh

Two women approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh, citing harassment for tweets based on news reports about his involvement in high-profile cases.

17 June, 2024 03:10 PM
courts-this-week-law-street-journal-s-weekly-round-up-of-sc-anf-hcs-june-10-june-15
Trending Judiciary
Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [June 10 - June 15]

Get the latest updates from the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

17 June, 2024 03:29 PM

TOP STORIES

bjp-workers-stabbed-near-village-masjid-for-celebrating-pm-narendra-modis-victory-by-raising-bharat-mata-ki-jai-slogan
Trending Crime, Police And Law
BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid, for celebrating PM Narendra Modi's victory by raising 'Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan'

BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid in Karnataka for celebrating Narendra Modi's third term as PM.

12 June, 2024 12:11 PM
meghwal-assumes-charge-as-minister-of-state-ind-in-law-and-justice-ministry
Trending Executive
Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Ind) in Law & Justice Ministry

Arjun Ram Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law & Justice, focusing on speedy justice and awareness of new criminal laws.

12 June, 2024 12:39 PM
allahabad-high-court-quashes-fir-grants-protection-to-adult-couple-who-married-against-familys-wishes
Trending Judiciary
Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, grants protection to adult couple who married against family’s wishes [Read Order]

Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, protects couple who married against family’s wishes, emphasizing their constitutional rights and condemning threats to their lives.

12 June, 2024 02:00 PM
inform-on-action-taken-against-tanker-mafia-sc-asks-delhi-govt-on-water-crisis
Trending Judiciary
'Inform on action taken against tanker mafia,' SC asks Delhi govt on water crisis

SC demands Delhi govt to explain action against tanker mafia amid water crisis, heatwave in the capital. Affidavit required on measures taken by June 13.

12 June, 2024 03:52 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email