A single judge, in a case, had referred to the illegal immigration from outside and suggested a Hindu Rashtra as a way out to protect the Hindu way of life.
Arjun Singh had claimed that two politically motivated cases had since been filed against him.
The case dates back to 2007 when a petition was filed in the case by advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi, and the SC had directed the agency to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the charges.
A three-judge bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi directed EC to do an EVM-VVPAT tally of at least five polling stations randomly picked from every assembly segment instead of the earlier one.
The state government had resisted CBI’s attempts to interrogate the former cop and in-charge of the SIT probing the chit fund cases.
Apology related to this case, will not be precedent: Court
A bench led by CJI Gogoi passed the orders on a petition filed by activist Harsh Mander drawing attention to the fundamental right of a detenue to life and liberty.
The top court’s in-house panel, comprising three sitting judges, has given a clean chit to the CJI.
The state’s earlier attempts to provide this had run into a hitch with the top court setting it aside on the grounds that it lacked quantifiable data to justify it.
Gandhi had tendered an “unconditional apology” to the court after a bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi rejected his explanation that he had said it in a rhetorical flourish during the heat of elections.
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