High Court to hear the Jharkhand Assembly appointment scam case in January

Ranchi: A public interest litigation filed demanding an investigation into illegal appointments in the Jharkhand Assembly was heard in the High Court on Thursday. During the hearing, the advocate of the state government and the Assembly told the court that the report of Justice SJ Mukhopadhyay’s Committee will be presented in the upcoming Assembly session.

The court has directed to hold the next hearing in the second week of January. The case was heard in the division bench of High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice Anand Sen. Advocate Anil Kumar argued on behalf of the Assembly. Shiv Shankar Sharma has filed a PIL in this regard.

It has been said in the petition that there were irregularities in the appointments made in the Assembly between 2005 and 2007. Justice Vikramaditya Prasad Commission was first formed to investigate the matter. The commission had also investigated and submitted a report to the Governor in the year 2018. After which the Governor had directed the Assembly Speaker to take action, but no action has been taken yet.

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