A local JFMC court has issued summons to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, asking him to remain present in the court on December 4 for a hearing in the case pertaining to his 2014 poll affidavit, which has been re-registered following a Supreme Court directive on October 1.
The SC had ordered a fresh trial in the case on a petition by Nagpur-based lawyer Satish Uke, who had argued that Fadnavis had failed to mention two criminal cases in his 2014 affidavit and hence his election be declared invalid, but his plea was rejected. Uke had moved the court in 2015 against non submission of the two criminal cases by Fadanvis in his affidavit but his plea was rejected. He had later moved the sessions court that had set aside the JMFC court’s order saying it was “cryptic and non- speaking”. Fadnavis had moved the High Court, which had then set aside the sessions court’s order.