HC refuses relief to Khurshid over expulsion from DPS Society
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 21:05
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the expulsion of Union Minister Salman Khurshid from Delhi Public School (DPS) Society.

"No case is made out for grant of injunction and prima facie, there is no infirmity in the impugned notice dated 1st September, 2008," Justice Manmohan Singh said.

The Court passed the order on a petition filed by Khurshid who had alleged the Society had taken action against him after he objected to its action of illegally collecting money from schools in the name of licence fee and signing fee, which is against the norms of the Delhi Education Act.

Khurshid was not a minister at the time of his expulsion.

The Court, however, refused to grant him interim relief after noting that he didn't make representation against his expulsion from the body within mandatory 30 days period after the notice was served to him.

"The circumstances of the present case reveal that the plaintiff (Khurshid) does not appear to have raised any objection before the Society for being condemned unheard. In fact, the plaintiff has time and again reiterated that he would not appear before a kangaroo court," the court said.

The Court, however, allowed the minister to make representation before the Society within two weeks and it stayed the operation of its order for a period of four weeks.

Khurshid was a member of the Society, which runs 130 schools across the country, since 1984 and its President between 1993-2004.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 21:05

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