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SC strikes down govt plea for early hearing

A bench led by Justice B S Chauhan asked Additional Solicitor General Sidharth Luthra to approach the Court registry to have the matter listed before the judges, who passed the impugned order.

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed the government’s plea for early hearing of a review petition against its order on making public details in the Black Money case and activating the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to carry out speedy probe.

A bench led by Justice B S Chauhan asked Additional Solicitor General Sidharth Luthra to approach the Court registry to have the matter listed before the judges, who passed the impugned order.

“How can we modify or sit over an order passed by some other bench? What message will it send if we do it sitting in vacation when the judges who passed the order are already available? You should approach the registry to request the judges,” said the bench.

It declined to give any date for hearing the review petition. The government moved the review plea against the apex court order on May 1, the day a bench led by Justice H L Dattu re-constituted the SIT and directed the government to issue necessary notification in three weeks.

SC allows INS Vikrant to be dismantled 

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed shifting of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from the Naval dockyard to a ship-breaking yard in Mumbai. The court said it would hear in July the plea of Mumbai-based ship breaking company IB Commercial, which won the bid to dismantle the ship after paying Rs 63 crore to the Centre. ENS