HC rejects plea against Padma Bhushan for Chatwal

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New Delhi, Apr 5: The Delhi High Court on Monday, Apr 5, rejected a plea challenging the Padma Bhushan conferred to Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal.

A bench comprising of acting Chief Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Mukta Gupta dismissed the petition by SK Shah who claimed that rules were not followed while selecting Chatwal for the honour.

Rejecting the plea, the court said that it found no substance in the allegation that proper procedure was not followed in the case of Chatwal.

Shah in his petition alleged that the Padma Bhushan should not be conferred on a man against whom investigating agencies were probing five cases under various charges.

On Mar 25, the High Court had asked the Shah to show by furnishing documents as to where has the selection committee failed to meet the guidelines while considering Chatwal's name for the prestigious award.

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