Return all documents seized from Arunachal ex-CM’s office: SC to Centre

New Delhi, Feb. 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to return all the personal belongings and official documents including copies of hard disks to former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and other ex-ministers after President’s Rule was imposed in the state.

“The court has directed on the request of the petitioners to the Chief Secretary and the administrator of Arunachal Pradesh to supply certain documents, personal documents and personal diaries among other items. The Supreme Court’s order will be complied with,” Arunachal Pradesh Governor’s lawyer Satyapal Jain told the media here.

The apex court also issued a notice on the fresh plea of Tuki against the imposition of President’s Rule in the state

Tuki had last Friday filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court challenging the promulgation.

The apex court has also recalled its notice issued to Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa in the case.

The Court agreed to the contention that Governor enjoys complete immunity in judicial proceedings.

“The writ petitions challenging the proclamation of the President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh came up for hearing in front of the constitutional bench today. Under Article 361 of the Constitution, no notice can be issued to either the President of India or Governor of that state for anything done by him under the discharge of his duties,” Jain added.

A five-judge bench of apex court had on Wednesday last sought replies from the Governor and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, while admitting petitions filed by the Congress leaders over the imposition of the President’s rule. (ANI)

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