The Supreme Court on 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.