Nagpur : The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Friday directed advocate Satish Ukey to submit before the court details of all the criminal cases registered him, before the court decides on whether or not to cancel two-month imprisonment awarded to him in contempt of court case. The bench of Justice Z K Haq and Justice V M Deshpande fixed the next hearing in the case on September 19.
It may be recalled here that advocate Satish Ukey had filed a petition in the court alleging that Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis, while filing up nomination paper from South-West Nagpur constituency of State Assembly during 2014 election, had not furnished information about two criminal cases registered him. Ukey had demanded that since Phadnavis had misled voters by not providing the information in the affidavit therefore his election be cancelled. During the hearing in the case, Ukey had levelled serious charges against the erstwhile Judge and had requested to shift the hearing from his court.
The court however had taken serious note of his behavior and had initiated contempt of court proceedings against Ukey. On February 28, the court had found him guilty and had awarded two-month imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him. Ukey was absconding since that time.
In the meantime, Ukey filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the High Court order. The SC had first rejected the petition, but later admitted a review petition when Ukey had offered to apologize and directed him to approach the High Court.
Ukey then tendered his unconditional apology in the High Court and requested to cancel the order of his punishment. The HC bench however, before deciding on the matter, has asked him to provide details about all the cases against him.