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Force-feeding of IRCTC employee: Delhi High Court reserves judgement

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 8:50pm IST | Agency: PTI

The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a Ramzan-observing employee of IRCTC at the new Maharashtra Sadan here.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath reserved the order after the counsel for both the parties concluded their submissions. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Centre, told the court that the PIL "does not stand anywhere" as the victim has so far not approached the police for registration of an FIR. 

Seeking dismissal of the PIL, the ASG referred to the prayers made in the PIL seeking de-recognition of Shiv Sena and a direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 MPs of the party. "The High Court cannot pass these two directions," he said adding that so far as other submissions are concerned, the central government had already taken a "strong view" of the issue. Moreover, the Home Ministry had already made a statement on the floor of the House, he added.

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