SC will hear 14 opposition parties' appeal against the "misuse" of central investigation agencies on April 5
Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear on April 5 a petition filed by fourteen opposition parties, led by Congress, alleging arbitrary use of central investigation agencies against political opponents.
A bench led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud took note of the arguments of senior advocate AM Singhvi, representing opposition parties including the DMK, RJD, Bharat Rashtra Samiti, and the Trinamool Congress, and announced that the petition would be heard on April 5.
The parties demand that the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate adhere to pre- and post-arrest guidelines.
"95% of lawsuits are filed against opposition figures. We are requesting both pre-arrest and post-arrest guidelines "Singhvi said.
The bench, which also included Justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala, stated, "We will list it on April 5."