SC dismisses plea to make electoral offences cognisable

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New Delhi-The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offences, including bribery, false statement, undue influence, by candidates and political parties.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Mishra refused to entertain a PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay that sought to make electoral offences cognisable.“Heard and… Read more »