SC stays AP HC decision to examine breakdown of constitutional machinery in state
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 18
The Supreme Court stayed the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s decision to examine if there was a breakdown of constitutional machinery in the state on Friday.
Acting on a petition filed by the state government, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde stayed the high court’s order, saying: “We find it disturbing”. It also issued notice on the state’s petition and posted the matter for further hearing after the winter break.
The Andhra Pradesh government moved the top court after the High Court on December 14 refused to recall its October 1 order to examine the breakdown of constitutional machinery in the state.
The state had alleged that the high court rejected its plea for recall of order without providing adequate opportunity to Advocate General Subrahmanyam Sriram to present its case.