Supreme Court To Hear Plea Challenging State Security To Mukesh Ambani

The High Court has summoned Union Home ministry officials to be present before it tomorrow with documents relating to threat perception

Mumbai: Today, the Supreme Court accepted to hear the Centre’s appeal against the Tripura High Court’s decision to hear the Public Interest Litigation that questions the protection provided to industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family by the Maharashtra government.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a vacationing bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala that the High Court lacks jurisdiction to hear the PIL because the state government has no involvement with the security cover given to the Ambanis by the Center on the advice of the Maharashtra government.

While saying that “security provided to one family cannot be an issue of public interest”, the Centre has opposed the PIL saying there’s no basis for a PIL. The Centre also opposed the summoning of Home Ministry officials by the Tripura High Court.

Based on the Center’s assessment of the threat, the Maharashtra government has given Mukesh Ambani and his family security.

The central government was ordered to place the original file kept by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regarding the threat perception and assessment report of Mukesh Ambani, his wife, and children on the basis of which security has been granted to them. The orders were issued on May 31 and June 21 in response to a PIL filed by one Bikash Saha.


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