Countering Kapil Sibal, the bench asked What is this argument of striking down the provision? Can it be struck down today? To this, Sibal replied that prima facie the provision is unconstitutional and its operation should be stayed.
Mehbooba Mufti had been served summons to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in a PMLA case. She challenged the ED summons in the Delhi High Court saying she doesn't know why she was being called. The Centre is likely to move the case to the Supreme Court to club similar cases.
The Supreme Court division bench after hearing the Sr Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Tushar Mehta ordered the petitioner to issue a public notice in at least two local newspaper returnable on 18 August.
Trinamool MPs - Derek O'Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Mahua Moitra wrote a letter to PM Modi, in whic they demanded to remove Solicitor General Tushar Mehta from his post over his alleged meeting with BJP MLA Subhendu Adhikari. Mehta says he didn't meet Bengal BJP leader
The SG also mentioned that there might have been a similar systematic failure on part of the Delhi government, but this was the first time that a top government official admitted to a ‘systematic failure’ on part of the Union government, that too before the Supreme Court.