SC rejects plea to nullify election of lawmakers chargesheeted for offences punishable with more than 5 years imprisonment

The petition before the top court by Lok Prahari sought time bound meaningful implementation of the unanimous Resolution of the Parliament in 1997 mandating that political life and process be free of criminalization.
SC rejects plea to nullify election of lawmakers chargesheeted for offences punishable with more than 5 years imprisonment
Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi

The Supreme Court, on Monday, rejected a plea praying that election of persons charge-sheeted for an offence punishable with imprisonment of five years or more should be declared null and void.

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