Contempt case: HC issues notice to Raj
The Bombay High Court on Monday issued a notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray with regard to a contempt petition filed against him by a city lawyer.
The petition refers to remarks allegedly made by Thackeray in a speech after his party was denied permission by the High Court to host a Maharashtrian food festival at Shivaji Park. As per the petition,Thackeray referred to the decision as partisan. Responding to the petition,Justice B R Gavai issued notice to the MNS chief and kept the matter for hearing on August 3. The contempt petition had been filed by lawyer Ejaz Naqvi,who claims that the remark scandalises the High Court and tends to lower its authority and dignity.
Mhase case chargesheet in two weeks
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it will file its chargesheet within two weeks in an alleged bribery case in which the daughter of a retired High Court judge is allegedly involved.
The CBI alleges that Madhavi Mhase is involved in demanding a bribe of Rs 30 lakh from a litigant for obtaining a favourable order from the state consumer redressal forum. Her father,Justice (Retd) S B Mhase was then the acting president of the forum.
Earlier,the agency had told the court that the first report of the voice samples in the case indicates that the voice does not correspond to that of Madhavi Mhase. However,it had also told the court that the samples had been re-sent for confirmation.
A public interest litigation in the matter has been filed by a city law student,Shakeel Meer Khan,demanding that Justice (Retd) Mhase must step down from his present post.