In Delhi-Centre Power Tussle, Larger Bench To Decide Transfer Of Officers: Live Updates

 
In Delhi-Centre Power Tussle, Larger Bench To Decide Transfer Of Officers: Live Updates

NEW DELHI: In a major setback to Aam Aadmi Party administration in Delhi, the Supreme Court today ruled that the centre controls the anti-corruption bureau and not the Delhi government. has given its verdict on on petitions seeking clarity the powers of the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor. The two judges are divided over transfers, said Justice AK Sikri. 

Lawyers representing the Aam Aadmi Party administration had told the court that ambiguities remained in dealing with administrative matters of the national capital in spite of the previous judgment delivered by a five-judge constitution bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

On November 1, a bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had concluded hearing petitions challenging notifications issued by the Arvind Kejriwal government in the wake of the top court verdict.

Today's judgment is expected to put to rest a long-raging battle over jurisdiction between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the centre-appointed Lieutenant Governor.