New Delhi, September 8
The Supreme Court on Monday prolonged by three months the tenure of judicial member of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Justice AIS Cheema, who was scheduled to retire on September 10 after completion of his three-year time period.
Justice Cheema’s appointment was made beneath the 2017 Rules on Qualification and Appointments for Tribunals which had been quashed by the highest courtroom final yr and the brand new guidelines framed for appointments to tribunals in 2020 have additionally been challenged earlier than it.
The order got here from a Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao after senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi submitted Justice Cheema was entitled to proceed as a judicial member for a interval of 5 years or until he attained the age of 67, whichever was earlier, in conformity with the provisions of the Companies Act.
It additionally stayed breach of privilege proceedings towards Jharkhand DGP M Vishnu Vardhan Rao initiated on a criticism made by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and issued discover to the Lok Sabha Secretariat searching for its response to Rao’s plea in 4 weeks.
SC extends anchor’s safety
The SC additionally prolonged the safety from coercive motion given to TV anchor Amish Devgan, who has sought quashing of a number of FIRs registered towards him for his alleged feedback towards Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. — TNS