India’s Supreme Court has refused to stay the proceedings in the Jharkhand High Court against the state’s Chief Minister, Hemant Soren.
CM Hemant Soren is accused of money laundering, embezzlement and irregularities in the granting of mining leases.
The plea was heard by the bench of Judges JK Maheshwari and Judge Hima Kohli on the maintainability of the motion for public interest litigation against Soren.
Judge Maheshwari said that “We keep it open. Approach the High Court and stand up when it is heard. »
Judge Kohli added that “we cannot look at it piecemeal. The High Court has already decided what we asked of them.
The case was adjourned by the Supreme Court and is now due to be heard after the Supreme Court reopens after the recess.
The CBI had previously been tasked by the Jharkhand High Court to investigate the case after a bench headed by the Chief Justice of the High Court relied on a sealed cover report from the Enforcement Directorate laws (ED).
The High Court initially overruled the state’s objection to accepting the report under seal.
The bench headed by the Chief Justice had ordered the FIRs detailed in the MNREGA scam where a mines secretary was arrested and suspended in relation to the cases.
The Supreme Court was seized by the State against the procedure.
On May 24, the High Court ordered the High Court to decide in advance on the maintainability of PILs
On June 3, the High Court ruled that the proceedings were maintainable.
The state then went to the supreme court against the same.
Mukul Rohatgi’s lead attorney, who appeared for the state, said the PIL is politically motivated for the sole purpose of destabilizing the state government.
“It is only to destabilize the government. This is a politically motivated petition. Day-to-day hearings take place. I don’t know what the urgency is“, said Rohatgi.
Lawyer Tushar Mehta said that “I will inform what is the urgency. We can’t be street fighters.
The case was posted for hearing after the holidays in front of another bench.