CBI submits Roshni status report to HC

List all review petitions on Dec 16: DB

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 11: A Division Bench of the J&K High Court comprising Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sanjay Dhar today directed Registry to list the review petitions filed by J&K Govt and other private persons including applications seeking clarification/modification judgment dated October 9, 2020 and other connected matters on December 16. They further directed the Registry to list all those new review petitions filed upto December 15 on December 16.

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The Division Bench also opened the sealed cover of the status report filed by CBI in the open court. The bench after going through the status report of the CBI again sealed it and returned it to Advocate Monika Kohli who appeared on behalf of the CBI.
When this much publicized review petition filed by J&K Govt came-up for hearing, Advocate General DC Raina assisted by AAGs Aseem Sawhney and FA Natnoo drew attention of the Division Bench towards the Apex Court order passed on December 10, whereby the High Court of J&K was requested to decided the review petition filed by J&K Govt by or before December 21.
Raina read out various paragraphs of the review petition and submitted that the Govt of J&K is for the poor persons having dewelling houses and also for farmers having small holdings. He further submitted that the Government will not spare encroachers, criminals and land grabbers.
At this stage, Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed appearing for the petitioner informed the Division Bench that he has received review petitions from Srinagar filed through Advocate Azhar-ul-Ameen and in those petitions the petitioners have also prayed for reviewing the judgment.
Sr. Advocate Jehangir Iqbal Ganai also submitted that he also intends to file review petitions on behalf of those who have filed SLPs in the Supreme Court of India. Sr. Advocate Rohit Kapoor too submitted that he has already filed an application seeking clarification/modification of the judgment.
Advocate Azhar-ul-Ameen also submitted that he has filed two review petitions on behalf of some private persons.
The Division Bench looking into the submissions of battery of Advocates, observed that it is not possible to hear the matter in piece meals and it would be proper in case all the review petitions are heard together and accordingly directed the Registry to list all such matters on December 16 even if filed up to December 15. The bench specifically directed that copies of the review petitions to be filed by the respective counsels be also furnished to the Advocates Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed and Ankur Sharma. DB further directed the pleadings be also exchanged with the office of Advocate General and provide the pleadings to the CBI Counsel Advocate Monika Kohli.
The Division Bench directed the Registry to list the main PIL along with the review petitions on December 16.