In the final order of the case, the bench has also noted that “this case has been prolonged unnecessarily by this Court (this Bench) upon detailed arguments having been addressed each time by learned counsel on the innocence of the petitioner and his allegedly having been falsely involved in the case”.
The division bench of Justices Ajay Kumar Mittal and Anupinder Singh Grewal also stayed any action on the Dhingra Commission findings due to procedural lapses by the panel in not providing Hooda a reasonable opportunity of hearing on the allegations against him.
The bench of Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Pali allowed the petitioner to withdraw his petition. “Before the arguments could start, the counsel for the petitioner sought permission from the court to withdraw the petition and it was granted,” Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India said.
“There is a mission behind all this,” Ravi Shanker Prasad said. “We have to be leaders in the digital revolution and Digital India is part of that. The technology has to be low-cost and India-created. It has to transform lives of people.”
Smriti Irani called upon the scientific community to propagate “translation of some of the best science journals and new scientific studies” for their further dissemination in schools “so that love for science can be embedded at a very early stage.”
The action has been ordered against the PCS officer Kanwaljit Singh - who is posted as the Secretary of the Regional Transport Authority, Jalandhar - and was a returning officer for the polls being held to elect the members of Amritsar Municipal Corporation.
In its review petition, the government has argued that the courts do not have a jurisdiction to entertain such writ petitions, while the election process is on as the same is barred under Article 243O.
The high court snubbed Chandigarh Administration for its decision to demote an employee of the Department of Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs for seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
In September 2017, the 27-year-old youth had killed two minor children of a widow with whom he was in a live-in relationship for eight months. The woman was married to three different men earlier and had a child from each of them.
While the Court observed that they may not be possible if they were leading towards a closure, Nanda submitted he is not privy to the status of the CBI investigation and thus will not press the statement.