SC stays judicial proceedings in UP provident fund scam

The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed the proceedings before special Ghaziabad CBI court in the Uttar Pradesh provident fund case in which names of judicial officers have cropped up.

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2010, 16:12 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed
the proceedings before special Ghaziabad CBI court in the
Uttar Pradesh provident fund case in which names of judicial
officers have cropped up.

"The proceedings before the Ghaziabad special CBI
court will remain stayed," a bench comprising Justices D K
Jain, V S Sirpurkar and G S Singhvi said.

The order was passed after Attorney General G E
Vahanvati said that there were some "extremely disturbing"
circumstances that warrant immediate transfer of the case
outside Uttar Pradesh, preferably to the national capital.

He said that the plea in this regard has been pending
before the court.

The bench said that the plea will be considered but it
will have to hear the response of the accused persons which
included the judges.

The court asked the Attorney General to place before
it the names and addresses of all accused within one week so
that notices could be issued on the CBI`s plea for transfer of
the case.

PTI