SC notice to Maharashtra CM for not declaring criminal cases

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, after hearing a petition filed by Satish Ukey, alleging that he did not disclose the details of two criminal cases against him in his 2014 election affidavit. The plea seeks annulment of his election to the Maharashtra Assembly.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and K M Joseph sought response of the Maharashtra CM on an appeal filed against a Bombay High Court order. In his petition before the top court, Satish Ukey, a lawyer, said Mr Fadnavis didn’t make the mandatory disclosure of criminal cases against him.

According to Fadnavis’ nomination on myneta.info, the Maharshatra CM has a total of 22 criminal cases registered against him. Mr Fadanavis, a legislator from Nagpur South West constituency, is the second youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra after Sharad Pawar. 

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