SC to hear plea on July 23 against Fadnavis’ Election Annulment over concealing criminal cases

Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi, July 3 : The Supreme Court posts for final disposal on 23 July on a plea against Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seeking annulment of his election to the assembly for concealing the number of criminal cases pending against him when he filed his affidavit for the elections in the state.

Fadnavis had allegedly not made full disclosure of criminal cases pending against him in the affidavit filed along with nomination form.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tops the list of Chief Ministers with most criminal cases which is 22.

Some of the charges against Fadnavis include serious charges such as “abetment of such assault, if the assault is committed”, “voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means”, being part of an unlawful assembly, rioting, voluntarily causing hurt and wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent.

Under Section 125A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, it is mandatory for a candidate to disclose whether any criminal charges have been framed against him/her by any court for offences that could lead to a jail term of two years or more.

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