The Supreme Court on Monday extended the interim bail granted to Congress leader Pawan Khera till Friday and adjourned the plea filed by the leader seeking clubbing of FIRs against him after the Assam Police and Uttar Pradesh Police sought time to file a reply to his plea.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud granted more time to Assam Police and Uttar Pradesh Police to file a reply to Khera’s plea.
Appearing for Assam, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, sought more time to file a reply to Khera’s plea.
Senior Advocate AM Singhvi, appearing for Khera, sought to extend interim relief granted to Khera.
The court was hearing Pawan Khera’s plea seeking the clubbing of FIRs registered against him.
On February 23, Supreme Court directed Delhi’s Dwarka Court to give interim bail to Congress leader Pawan Khera. Following the direction of the top court, Delhi’s Dwarka Court granted interim bail to Congress leader Pawan Khera, after he was presented before it.
Congress leader Pawan Khera was arrested by Assam Police. He was stopped by Delhi Police from boarding the plane at the airport in the national capital on February 23 after a request was received from the Assam Police to stop him.
Earlier, the Assam Police registered a case against the Congress leader in the Dima Hasao district. Two separate FIRs have been registered against Khera in Varanasi and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
This report is filed by ANI news service.