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SC posts BRS MLAs case to July 31, imposes status quo

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The Supreme Court postponed hearing in the attempt to purchase BRS MLAs’case to July 31.

Taking up the hearing on Monday, the Supreme Court’s two-member Bench comprising Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice Sundereesh imposed status quo on the case.

The SC also made it clear that there is no need for the SIT to hand over any papers and documents to the CBI. The SC made it clear that both the SIT and the CBI need not continue the probe as the case is in the Supreme Court.

The SC also warned that it will give interim orders in case the SIT or CBI goes against its orders.

The SC said that it will take up hearing after the summer holidays. The SC will hear the case under the head of miscellaneous petitions in the week starting July 31. Till then status quo will continue, the SC said.

Telangana government lawyers told the SC that they did not hand over the investigation in the case to the CBI when the SC asked about it. However, the SC said that it will hear the case mainly regarding two issues. The court said that it will hear arguments on the case’s merits and the government’s appeal in the High Court. Till then the status quo will continue, the SC said.

Justice Sanjeev Khanna said that the basic rule is not to investigate a case when the case is sub-judice in the Supreme Court. The court posted the case to July 31.

It may be recalled that the Telangana government approached the Supreme Court challenging the High Court verdict of transferring the case to the CBI from the SIT. But now the CBI and the Telangana government will have to wait for around four months to find out what verdict the SC will deliver in the case.

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