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PIL questions joint panel on Lokpal Bill

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, April 18 � A PIL petition challenging the Constitutional validity of inclusion of five civil society members in a committee to draft a Lokpal Bill was today filed in the Supreme Court, reports PTI.

The PIL, filed by an advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, has also sought a CBI probe into activities of prominent lawyers, Shanti Bhushan and his son Prashant Bhushan, who are members of the committee and contempt proceedings initiated against them for �systematically engaged� in denigrating the judiciary.

The petition submitted that the notification constituting the 10-member Joint Drafting Committee, was contrary to the Constitutional provision of Article 53 as the power to issue such notification belonged only to the President of India.

It said the notification was also violative of Article 118 of the Constitution under which only Parliament has the privilege of setting up a committee comprising MPs.

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PIL questions joint panel on Lokpal Bill

NEW DELHI, April 18 � A PIL petition challenging the Constitutional validity of inclusion of five civil society members in a committee to draft a Lokpal Bill was today filed in the Supreme Court, reports PTI.

The PIL, filed by an advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, has also sought a CBI probe into activities of prominent lawyers, Shanti Bhushan and his son Prashant Bhushan, who are members of the committee and contempt proceedings initiated against them for �systematically engaged� in denigrating the judiciary.

The petition submitted that the notification constituting the 10-member Joint Drafting Committee, was contrary to the Constitutional provision of Article 53 as the power to issue such notification belonged only to the President of India.

It said the notification was also violative of Article 118 of the Constitution under which only Parliament has the privilege of setting up a committee comprising MPs.

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