Kejriwal's case against Centre illegal, says Solicitor General

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Kejriwal's case against Centre illegal, says Solicitor General
New Delhi, April 5: The case filed by Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government against the Centre is illegal and is a threat to India's federal structure, said Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran.

It was in February this year the Kejriwal-led government in Delhi filed an FIR against Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, former Petroleum Minister Murali Deora, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and former Director-General of Hydrocarbons VK Sibal alleging their involvement in corruption on the issue of hiking gas prices.

According to an NDTV report, Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran said the Delhi government acted in haste in filing the FIR:

"In my view, the conduct of the Delhi Government in giving a direction to to the Police to entertain and register this FIR on a policy decision by the Union government is not going to set a healthy precedent and poses a fundamental threat to the federal structure of the Constitution baffling even a common man conversant with basic principles of law as to how the Central Government can be subjected to the police powers of a State Government, when these issues are trashed out before the apex Court by some of the complainants through Common Cause. The State Government also does not have any policing powers over the Central Government or its functionaries or the Union Cabinet."

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