Jitender Singh Tomar probe: Delhi court dismisses plea to restrain counsel from visiting police station

He further said the government has “not issued a gazette notification” over his appointment.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2015 4:25 pm
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The controversy over the “Lt-Governor-appointed Delhi Police counsel” was once again raked up by the counsel for former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar on Saturday.

Advocate Rajeev Khosla, Tomar’s counsel, moved a plea before Metropolitan Magistrate Pooja Aggarwal to “restrain” the police counsel from entering Hauz Khas police station.

Khosla said Delhi Police counsel Tarunveer Singh Kehar has not been appointed as special public prosecutor (SPP) by a “gazette notification” and that Singh has been “assisting police on the case”. Hence, he should be “restrained from entering the premises”, Khosla said.

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“There is a prosecution agency that assists the investigating agency in the courts. However, if Kehar has been appointed as SPP, there has to be a gazette notification of the same…There is separation of power between the prosecution and the investigation agency. This man has been sitting for hours in the police station, assisting police in the probe. We have CCTV footage to prove the same. We request the court to restrain him from entering the station,” Khosla argued.

Kehar, however, submitted a letter of appointment from the L-G stating that he is appointed under “Article 239 AA of the Constitution, which confers special powers to the L-G in law and order matters”.

He further said the government has “not issued a gazette notification” over his appointment.

After hearing the submissions, the court dismissed Khosla’s plea. “In the absence of express mention of requirement of gazette notification, I do not deem it appropriate to get into the controversy… there has not been any interference in the investigation so far. The plea is dismissed,” the court said.

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  1. Sri Rama Sarma Yadavally
    Jun 14, 2015 at 11:19 am
    Every attempt should be made by at least the President to initiate steps to settle the dispute between LG (NDA Govt) and AAP , lest the democratic credentials of an elected govt. and consutional norms would come into disrepute.
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    1. Sri Rama Sarma Yadavally
      Jun 14, 2015 at 10:58 am
      Is there no end to LG and AAP govt. conflicts within the parameters of law
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        Ganesh hegde
        Jun 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm
        The Delhi Govt headed by an anarchist like Kejriwal has no other work to do in the perview of the consutional provissions.The LG may be allowed to do his work as per the provissions of rules to appoint public procicutor to proceed the case in the court.The observation of the court in this case is yet another example for the upholding of LG's power in Delhi.They should do the works of state govt(union territory) as per consution.The AAP will lose the confidence of the people if it goes on disputing each and every decission of Centre and LG.
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          Mangoman New
          Jun 14, 2015 at 9:43 am
          The unchallengeable Cunningness and Highest Intelligence in Fraudulence is the main strength of Kejeriwal , who lives in a carefully Fabricated Shield of Fake Himmandari & Sachchai , Unfortunately such unreal / untruthful Image or a Fake Shield can NOT protect anyone for long. That is why AK420 and his AAP is getting Exposed, at least to the educated FOOLS of Delhi, who voted for him. But the illiterate, helpless POOR , , struggling rikshawalas,, Auto-walas are stll under the magic spell of AK420. Luckily his a large number of Hooligans are never worried about what is Exposed & what is not.
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            raj
            Jun 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm
            if kejriwal fails no common man will ever dare to enter politics.it will be domain of goons domain
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