HC stays contempt proceedings against Taj
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Jammu, Jan 16: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed the show-cause notice against the Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din in a contempt proceeding initiated against him by the State Accountability Commission.
Vacation Judge of J&K High Court, Jammu Wing, Justice Hasnain Massodi, stayed the Robkar framed by the SAC, in a petition filed by the minister. It directed that the proceedings shall remain stayed till next date of hearing.
The SAC had taken suo moto (on its own) cognizance of a news report referring to a statement by Taj Mohi-ud-Dinm, the then Minister for Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control claiming that the anti-graft body had given clean chit to him in the alleged forest land grab case.
This is for the first time that SAC has slapped contempt charges against any public functionary. A notice was served to the minister asking him to explain why he cannot be punished for committing the contempt.
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