- NET Web Desk
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Tripura High Court (HC) orders, seeking to evaluate the security cover provided to the Chairman of Reliance Industries – Mukesh Ambani and his family.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, made a submission before a bench comprising of – Justices Surya Kant and J.B. Pardiwala; mentioning that the HC wants to assess the threat perception and urged stay on court orders. After hearing arguments, the bench stayed the high court orders, passed in May and June.
“Issue notice that is returnable on July 21. Meanwhile, implementation of orders dated May 31 and June 21 shall remain stayed,” the bench said in its order.
Mehta asserted that further proceedings before the high court regarding the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) should also be suspended, as Tripura has nothing to do with the security cover provided to concerned individuals in Mumbai.
He said if the proceedings are not stayed, then again he will have to knock on the doors of the apex court.
Responding to the statement, the bench remarked “When we have stayed the orders of the high court do you think there will be a need for you to come here. Even if the need arises, we are here”.
The matter is likely to be heard on July 2022.
Its worthy to note that the Tripura HC based on a PIL filed by one Bikash Saha issued two interim orders, and directed the centre to place the original file maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regarding threat perception and assessment report of Ambani, his wife and children, upon the basis on which security was granted to them.