UP: HC to hear plea challenging Lokpal committee on May 19

A plea challenged the resolution issued by the Centre to constitute a committee on the Lokpal Bill.

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 14:32 PM IST

Lucknow: Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday fixed May 19 as the next date of hearing a plea challenging the resolution issued by the Centre to constitute a committee on the Lokpal Bill.

A division bench of Justices Pradeep Kant and Vedpal directed Attorney General GE Vahanvati, appearing for the Centre, to file a better counter-affidavit on the next hearing.

The court had issued notice to the Attorney General on April 20 to file the Union government`s reply on the issue within three weeks.
The petitioner, local lawyer Ashok Pandey, submitted that under the existing Constitutional provisions, the Centre cannot issue resolution or notification to constitute a committee on Lokpal Bill.

PTI