Besides the magazine, Doval has sought prosecution of the article’s writer, Kaushal Shroff, and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh for using the article’s content to address a press conference “without verifying the facts”.
Amid a row over their elevation, the Centre on Wednesday appointed Justice Khanna and Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari to the Supreme Court as recommended by the apex court’s collegium.
Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also refused to accept the complainant’s claim that on March 30, 2014 police officers created a wall of bamboos and tin sheets to permanently close the entrance and restrain devotees.
Police also opposed the plea by an advocate, Prashant Kumar Umrao, saying there was no material to substantiate the allegation that they had filed false affidavits along with the bail plea of Kanhaiya.
The businessman had posed as a slum dweller of Sanjay Camp — akin to the movie ‘Hindi Medium’ — to secure the admission. The boy was admitted in 2013 under the EWS category. When the documents were found to be fake, his admission was cancelled.
A bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh, however, agreed to examine whether arbitral proceedings in the case ought to be terminated, owing to the nature of allegations raised, including corruption and fraud.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said there was “no action” on part of police and the MCDs against the candidates listed in a status report, along with photographs filed by advocate Prashant Manchanda.