SC turns down petition against TN Governor

October 08, 2012 12:11
SC turns down petition against TN Governor

The Supreme Court today quashed a petition filed against Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah challenging his appointment as the Governor since he was facing allegations of allotting government assigned lands to private people. The petitioner argued before the apex court that Rosaiah is not eligible to be a Governor since there was a corruption against him. The court, after hearing the arguments, turned down the petition. Also, the petitioner sought that Rosaiah must attend the ACB  court in person for which the court hasn't agreed.

It may be recalled that Anti Corruption Bureau Court in Hyderabad in June served summons on K Rosaiah for allegedly dolling out favours to certain companies during his reign as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. The land allotted to the private parties was said to nine acres in bustling Ameerpet area of Hyderabad, which was costing 300 crore rupees. The High Court of Andhra Pradesh, however, issued stay on these summons after which an individual filed a public interest litigation with the Supreme Court, which was heard and turned down today.

(AW Phani)

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