SC raps govt. on plea on ED chief’s term

Krishnadas Rajagopal

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Tuesday, 28th February 2023
Page No. 3
Delhi Print Edition

The Supreme Court reacted sharply on Monday that it is not concerned with politics when the government claimed that the opposition to the “piecemeal” tenure extensions granted to Enforcement Directorate Director S.K. Mishra is by members of political parties trying to subvert ongoing investigations against their leaders.

A Bench of Justices B.R. Gavai and Aravind Kumar said the top court, in September 2021, had specifically said there would be no further extensions for Mr. Mishra. However, the government, within two months of the judgment, made amendments to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act by way of promulgation of an ordinance in November 2021.

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