SC extends Justice Cheema’s tenure as NCLAT member

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9

The Supreme Court has 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 in opposition to Jharkhand DGP M Vishnu Vardhan Rao initiated on a grievance made by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and issued discover to the Lok Sabha Secretariat looking for its response to Rao’s plea in 4 weeks.

PIL on petrol value dismissed

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL looking for discount in petrol/diesel costs.

“Do you seriously want to argue this, if you do we might impose costs,” a Bench led by Justice Rohinton F Nariman informed the petitioner’s counsel.

The petitioner – an advocate – contended the value of petrol/diesel was unreasonable in view of low crude oil value.

SC extends safety for TV anchor

The Supreme Court additionally prolonged the safety from coercive motion given to TV anchor Amish Devgan who has sought quashing of a number of FIRs registered in opposition to him for his alleged feedback in opposition to Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti.

A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar stated the matter could be taken up after three weeks. 

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