Bihar polls: Supreme Court discover to CEC, others on contempt plea

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THE SUPREME Court has issued discover to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and political celebration leaders on a contempt plea alleging lapses in publication of felony antecedents of candidates who contested within the Bihar meeting elections final 12 months.

A bench of Justices R F Nariman, Hemant Gupta and B R Gavai issued discover on the plea by Advocate Brajesh Singh, who contended that the respondents have been in “wilful disobedience” of the courtroom’s instructions in a February 2020 order concerning such publication.

Besides CEC Arora, notices have been issued to Chief Electoral Officer for Bihar H R Srinivas, JD(U) chief Okay C Tyagi, RJD’s Jagdanand Singh, LJP’s Abdul Khalik, Congress’s R S Surjewala and BJP’s B L Santosh.

The order mandated political events to add particulars of felony circumstances in opposition to candidates fielded in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on their web sites in addition to an area vernacular newspaper and a nationwide newspaper and social media accounts.