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Notice against Delhi top cop and others quashed: HC told

Delhi Assembly on Wednesday told the High Court that they have quashed the show cause notices against city police Commissioner and others, issued by Delhi Assembly's Privileges Committee on MLA Jarnail Singh's complaint alleging breach of privilege.



New Delhi: Delhi Assembly on Wednesday told the High Court that they have quashed the show cause notices against city police Commissioner and others, issued by Delhi Assembly's Privileges Committee on MLA Jarnail Singh's complaint alleging breach of privilege.

Justice V P Vaish was informed through the counsel of the law-making body that since the reply was filed in pursuance to the notice, "we have no grievance against the Delhi police Commissioner and other officials."

"The notice only demanded reply from the Commissioner of Police (Delhi). Once he filed the response, which was very much satisfactory, we have dropped the proceedings on June 4, 2015," Delhi government's standing counsel Naushad Ahmad Khan, appearing for Delhi Vidhan Sabha, said.

The court, however, asked the counsel to file an affidavit regarding his submission before July 8.

The court on May 5 had sought response of Delhi Assembly, its Privileges Committee and Jarnail Singh on a plea filed by the Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West District) and Station House Officer (SHO) of Tilak Nagar who were recipients of show cause notices on the MLA's complaint. It had stayed the notice till today.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Delhi police Commissioner, however, said that even though the notice was quashed, the same was illegal and misconceived.

The Privileges Committee had on May 22 issued show cause notices on Singh's plea that the police officials committed breach of privilege by claiming he was absconding, after an FIR was lodged against him for allegedly interfering with the duty of an MCD engineer who was trying to demolish an alleged illegal construction.

To this, ASG Jain, had contended that the allegations by Singh did not constitute breach of privilege as such statements were allegedly made by the police commissioner after an FIR was registered against the MLA and added that the investigation was ongoing. 

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