High Court dismisses plea on Padma for Chatwal

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New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the decision of the Central Government to award the Padma Bhushan to NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal.

Acting Chief Justice Madan B Lokur, who headed the Bench, found no accusation in the charges that a proper course of action was not followed in the Chatwal's case.

Earlier on March 25, the court had asked the petitioner S K Shah to furnish documents and prove where the selection committee had failed to meet its guidelines.

The Additional Solicitor General had earlier said that a high-level committee was constituted following the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to consider Chatwal for the prestigious award.

"You cannot level wild allegations. There is a report of the committee which has already considered all the aspects," the bench had said.

The petition that was filed by Shah on March 23 had charged Chatwal of duping several banks to the tune of millions of rupees. (ANI)

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