New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered a stay on the summons issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Committee of Privileges to the Superintendent of Police, Deoghar, to appear before it tomorrow in connection with a complaint filed by Jharkhand BJP MP Nishikant Dubey. The court has, therefore, stayed the breach of privilege proceedings initiated by the Lok Sabha secretariat against top Jharkhand police officials in connection with a complaint.
A division bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta has issued notice and sought responses from Lok Sabha Secretariat (Privileges and Ethics Branch), the Committee of Privileges and Dubey on the plea.
The plea was filed by Jharkhand’s acting Director General of Police M V Rao seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, (Privileges and Ethics Branch) and the Committee of Privileges to produce the records related to the proceedings initiated on Dubey’s complaint. According to the plea the action of Lok Sabha’s Committee of Privileges in entertaining the complaint and directing the Superintendent of Police, Deogarh to appear before the committee for oral evidence on September 8 should be declared illegal and unconstitutional
Nishikant Dubey, a BJP Lok Sabha MP filed a complaint with the Committee of Privileges alleging that some officials of the Jharkhand government falsely implicated him and his family and conspired to defame him with an aim to create difficulties in him working as a lawmaker.
Order attached here;
– India Legal Bureau