Allahabad HC quashes summons issued against Jaitley

Allahabad, November 5: Allahabad High Court today quashed a summons issued by a Mahoba court against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for criticising the SC decision of striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), according to a lawyer representing him.

The HC quashed the summons issued on October 19 after Jaitley's advocate Maninder Singh contended that the summoning order was deliberate misuse of judicial office, according to Nalin Kohli who was a part of the defence team of lawyers.

As per reports, Kulpahar Civil Judge (Junior Division) Ankit Goel, while taking notice of media reports about Jaitley strongly criticising the SC decision on NJAC set up by the Union government, had issued summons for personal appearance of the Finance Minister on November 19 and directed SP of Mahoba to serve the summons.

Jaitley, while reacting to the SC judgement on NJAC, had said that Indian democracy could not be a "tyranny of the unelected".

He had said that democracy would be in danger if the elected are undermined.

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