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Bombay HC refuses to set aside Padma awards list

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 21:38

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today
dismissed a petition seeking to set aside the Padma awards
list declared on January 26 this year.

Petitioner Leo Rebello had stated that there were
some "undeserving recipients" like Sant Singh Chatwal, Saif
Ali Khan and Prakash Reddy of Apollo hospital, who had been
selected because of their "connections".

Further, Rebello wanted his own name in the list, on
account of his contribution to "natural medicine and

High Court, however, rejected the petition, accepting
Union Government`s argument that this was a policy matter.


First Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 21:38

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