New Delhi : Both the Centre and the Delhi Government on Friday failed to get total relief from courts in their current battle over AAP government’s right to appoint senior bureaucrats to key posts.
While the Supreme Court refused to stay the observations of the Delhi High Court, which had termed as “suspect” the recent Centre’s notification clipping powers of the AAP government, the High Court did not stay or quash the Centre’s notification barring Delhi government’s jurisdiction over central officials.
The apex court said that the Delhi High Court observations in its May 25 order were “only tentative in nature,” without expressing any opinion on its validity. It also suggested that the matter from Delhi High Court could also be transferred to it so that there was a finality of view on the issue.
A Bench of justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit, however, decided to examine the Centre’s challenge to the May 25 High Court order on the jurisdiction of NCT government’s anti-corruption branch to arrest policemen.
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