Govt funds to J&K separatists: SC to hear PIL on Sep 14

govt-funds-to-jk-separatists-sc-to-hear-pil-on-sep-14NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week a PIL seeking to declare as “illegal and unconstitutional” the alleged release of money from central consolidated funds to Jammu and Kashmir-based separatists.

“List the petition for hearing on September 14,” a bench of Justices A R Dave and L Nageswara Rao said.

The direction came after lawyer M L Sharma, who has filed the PIL in personal capacity, mentioned it in the court.

The plea has sought a CBI inquiry into the alleged disbursement of funds to the separatists.

“Declare the impugned release of fund from Consolidated Fund of India, without authority and valid permission for supporting separatist group for working against the country, as unconstitutional, illegal and amount to criminal breach of trust attracting section 409 of the IPC…,” the plea said.– PTI

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