Bhujbal's Arrest: 'Law Doesn't Mandate Prior Intimation'

Mumbai
Bhujbal's Arrest: 'Law Doesn't Mandate Prior Intimation'
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530

The opposition NCP today contended in both the Houses of Maharashtra legislature that the Enforcement Directorate should have given prior intimation to the Assembly secretariat about the decision to arrest its senior leader Chhagan Bhujbal in a money laundering case.

However, Legislature Secretary Anant Kalse said there was no such rule or legal precedent that the investigating agency must inform the legislature secretariat about imminent arrest of a sitting MLA or a MLC.

"The investigating agencies, however, have to inform the legislature after the arrest of a member," he told reporters.

As to disqualification, Kalse said only if a member is sentenced to not-less-than two years' imprisonment, his or her membership of the House stands terminated.

In July 2013, the Supreme Court struck down section 8 (4) of the Representation of the People Act which allowed a legislator to file appeal and obtain stay to avoid disqualification upon conviction. Following the ruling, a member of Parliament or a state legislature stands disqualified from the date of conviction.

Bhujbal was arrested in the Maharashtra Sadan scam last night.

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