CM Hemant Soren Mining Lease Case: Hearing on PIL's maintainability now in Jharkhand High Court

Amit Kumar Jha
CM Hemant Soren Mining Lease Case
CM Hemant Soren Mining Lease Case

The hearing was held today in the division bench of Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad in the case of allocation of mining lease to CM Hemant Soren and investment in shell companies of CM's close friends. After hearing the arguments, the date of June 1 was fixed for hearing on the maintainability of PIL.

Jharkhand News: A division bench of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad of Jharkhand High Court, on behalf of the state government, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi and advocate Amritansh Vats on behalf of Hemant Soren and senior advocate Tushar Mehta on behalf of ED. After hearing the argument, the date of June 1 was fixed for hearing on the maintainability of PIL. The Bench said that by May 31, any party which has to file a reply or file a reply to the reply, should file it. After this the court will not give time. The High Court has given this direction after hearing today in the case of Chief Minister Hemant Soren mining lease allocation and investment in shell companies of CM's close friends.

Hearing in the mining lease allotment case in Jharkhand High Court

The hearing in the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad was held today in the CM Hemant Soren mining lease allocation case. During this, the division bench also heard the matter of investment in shell companies of close friends of CM Hemant Soren. During this, after hearing the arguments, the bench fixed the date of June 1 for hearing on the maintainability of PIL. The Bench has given time till May 31 to file the reply or reply to the reply.

Hearing in the Supreme Court on the state government's SLP

The SLP of the state government, filed against the decision of the Jharkhand High Court in the case of allocation of investment and mining lease in shell companies of close friends of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, was also heard in the Supreme Court today. The hearing lasted for about 1 hour. During this, the Supreme Court, after hearing the SLP of the state government, has directed the Jharkhand High Court to hear on the maintainability of pending public interest litigations.

Jharkhand High Court's decision challenged in Supreme Court

Let us tell you that the decision of the Jharkhand High Court has been challenged in the Supreme Court by filing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court on behalf of the state government. It has been said that the respondent Shivshankar Sharma has filed a public interest litigation in the Jharkhand High Court seeking investigation of the CBI and ED into the mining lease allotted on 88 decimil land in Angra and investment in shell companies of close friends of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, which The court has not accepted it yet. Despite this, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is filing the report in a sealed cover. Its copy is not even being given to the aggrieved party. The government has demanded to set aside the decision of the Jharkhand High Court.