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SC notice to Centre on PIL over Law Commission

25 Jan 2021, 18:27 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], January 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Union Law and Justice Ministry and others after hearing a PIL filed by lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking a direction to declare the Law Commission as a 'statutory body' and appoint the Chairperson and members to the panel within a month.

A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde heard the matter today.

The lawyer cum petitioner, Upadhayay claimed that the Chairperson's post remains vacant for the past two years and five months after Justice B S Chauhan's term ended on August 31, 2018.

The PIL filed by Upadhayay made the ministries of Home Affairs and Law and Justice as well as the Law Commission of India as parties. (ANI)

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