MLA throws Mic on floor, not acceptable:" Supreme Court on Kerala govt plea to drop cases against Left front leaders for Assembly vandalism
The Supreme Court heard the 2015 Vandalism case in Kerala, and the court slammed the Kerala government during the hearing of a plea to withdraw the cases against "LET MPs" who were caught on camera creating a massive ruckus inside the state assembly in 2015. By emphasising this, Chandra Chugh and Justice MR Shah have informed the advocate and the state that this is a case in which MLAs use violence to obstruct the budget, and that even if the accused make such pleadings, very strict action should be taken against this type of behaviour. The Supreme Court has even stated that such behaviour will not be tolerated and is not acceptable by MLAs.The Court was hearing a petition filed by the Kerala government asking for permission to withdraw cases against prominent CPI(M) leaders for vandalism in the Kerala Assembly in 2015, when the state's current ruling party was in opposition.
The plea was filed in response to a March 12, 2021 order of the Kerala High Court, which dismissed the State's petition against a rejection order issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court in Thiruvananthapuram, which sought permission to withdraw prosecution against accused, including sitting ministers.On Monday, the Court reiterated that such behaviour cannot be tolerated and that the accused should face prosecution under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. This type of behaviour cannot be tolerated. As a result, you will face charges under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. What is the point of protecting an MLA who obstructed the passage of a finance bill? "Regardless of the finance minister's reputation, the bill's passage is critical," said Justice Chandrachud.The Court eventually adjourned the case until July 15, citing the need to review additional documents. According to the State government's petition, the High Court failed to recognise that the alleged incident occurred while the assembly was in session and that no crime could have been registered against the MLAs without prior sanction of the Speaker of the house for an incident that occurred on the floor of the house.