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UPA government seeks review of SC order on black money

In a last-ditch effort to stall setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to monitor unaccounted money cases as directed by the Supreme Court, the United Progressive Alliance government on Friday sought review of judgments constituting the panel under its former judge M B Shah.

The Centre pleaded before a bench headed by Justice B S Chauhan to give an urgent hearing on its review plea. The bench, also comprising Justice A K Sikri, however, refused to hear the case, saying it cannot sit over a judgement delivered by another Bench.

The bench asked Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra to approach Supreme Court registrar who can consult with the judges who had passed the order and if the judges agree then matter could be listed.

“How can we sit over the judgment of the other Bench. The judges are available during the vacation so you talk to the registrar. Proper procedure is to talk with the registrar and then matter could be listed,” the Bench said.

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