Published On : Mon, Jan 29th, 2018

HC transfers disqualified AAP MLAs’ plea to division bench

New Delhi: The Delhi high court today transferred to a division bench the pleas of AAP MLAs, seeking quashing of their disqualification from the Delhi assembly for holding office of profit.

Single judge bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru fixed the matter before the Acting Chief Justice tomorrow, who may either set up or refer it to an existing division bench.

The court also extended its January 24 order restraining the Election Commission from issuing any notification announcing bye-elections to fill vacancies of the 20 assembly seats whose MLAs have been disqualified.

The court’s direction came after advocate Prashant Patel, on whose plea the poll panel had recommended disqualification of the AAP legislators to which the President gave his nod, moved an application seeking transfer of the matter to a division bench.