Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Mining Lease Case: Kapil Sibal said in Supreme Court, stay on High Court's decision

Pankaj Prasad
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard the petition seeking a stay on the High Court hearing on the allocation of mining lease to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and money laundering case through shell companies of close friends.

The Supreme Court heard the petition seeking a stay on the High Court hearing on the allocation of mining lease to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and money laundering case through shell companies of close friends. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chief Minister Hemant Soren before a bench of Justice UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhatt, said the petition filed in the High Court was baseless as the role of the petitioner was in doubt. He urged the court to stay the decision of the Jharkhand High Court and impose fine on the petitioner. The bench fixed August 17 as the date of hearing.

The petitioner's lawyer is in custody

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren before a bench of Justice UU Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhatt in the Supreme Court, said that before the Jharkhand High Court's decision on the validity of the PIL, the Enforcement Directorate has submitted the report in a sealed cover. Started. After this, the High Court started hearing the matter daily. The petitioner's lawyer himself is in the custody of the West Bengal Police in the case of extortion against the Chief Minister, but the High Court has not even sought a reply by issuing a notice.

The petitioner is under suspicion

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, told the Supreme Court that the petition filed in the High Court is baseless as the role of the petitioner is in doubt. He urged the court to stay the decision of the Jharkhand High Court and impose fine on the petitioner. The bench asked the counsel appearing for the Jharkhand government to produce all the documents related to the matter during the next hearing. After a brief hearing, the bench fixed August 17 as the date of hearing.