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SC notice to EC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 22: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission on a PIL seeking to put in place a mechanism by which a lawmaker should cease to be a member of legislature upon conviction irrespective of stay of conviction and sentence by the higher appellate courts. A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur, Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Justice A.M.Khanwilkar issued notice as NGO Lok Prahari sought declaration that the unseating of a lawmaker under Section 8 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 upon conviction would not be wiped out even if the conviction is stayed by the higher appellate court. The NGO has sought direction that convicted lawmaker should be unseated as held by the top court by its verdict of July 10, 2013 and such seat should be declared vacant. (IANS)

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