The Supreme Court has given a relief to Amravati MP Navneet Kaur-Rana over the wrong caste certificate.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday has put a stay on Bombay High Court’s judgment which had cancelled the wrong caste certificate obtained by Amravati MP Navneet Kaur-Rana.
Kaur-Rana, an Independent candidate, had won from a constituency that was reserved for members of the Scheduled Caste community, the Bombay HC order meant that she was in danger of losing her seat.
The vacation bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari put a stay on the order Bombay High Court and issued notice on the special leave petition filed by her against the HC judgment.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, who was appearing for the petitioners who had approached the HC against the MP’s caste certificate, said that the vigilance committee had found that many documents were fabricated.
The apex court asked Sibal to file a counter-affidavit in the matter and stayed the Bombay High Court judgment. The Bombay HC had earlier asked Kaur-Rana to surrender the certificate to the Committee within six weeks and directed her to pay a cost of Rs 2 lakh to the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority within two weeks, adding that “all the consequences in law provided upon cancellation of such a fraudulently obtained certificate shall follow.”