Divisional Commissioner orders quasi-judicial, have to be reasoned: Bombay High Court

A Full Bench reference clarified the conflicting opinions on whether orders of the divisional commissioner in appeals against externment orders are quasi-judicial in nature or not.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court recently held that the orders passed by Divisional Commissioners and Sub-divisional Commissioners sitting in appeal against externment orders under the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951 are quasi-judicial in nature and should, therefore, be reasoned orders [Mayur Vasant Sonawane v. State of Maharashtra & Anr.]

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