February 7, 2023

New Delhi:

Navneet Kaur Rana, the first-time MP from Maharashtra’s Amaravati, has acquired aid from the Supreme Court, which placed on maintain a excessive court docket order cancelling her Scheduled Caste Certificate. The Bombay High Court had cancelled her caste certificates saying it was obtained utilizing fabricated paperwork. Ms Rana had moved the highest court docket difficult the order.

The MP would have misplaced her Lok Sabha seat if the order was not placed on maintain.  

Ms Rana had contested the Amaravati Lok Sabha seat, reserved for Scheduled Castes, and received with the backing of Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party.

On June 8, the Bombay High Court had additionally imposed a value of Rs 2 lakh, which she must pay to the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority inside a interval of two weeks.

In its judgment, the High Court stated Ms Rana’s declare of belonging to ‘Mochi’ caste to acquire a Scheduled Caste certificates was fraudulent and made solely to avail of the advantages.

The court docket additionally pulled up the scrutiny committee, saying it has brought about “injustice” by accepting the “fraudulent caste claim”.

“A wrong caste validity certificate granted in favour of the party who does not belong to that caste may deprive a genuine and deserving person belonging to such reserve category of the caste of the benefits prescribed in the Constitution of India,” the court docket stated in its order.

The matter went to the High Court after social employee Anandrao Adsule filed a petition, in search of cancellation of Ms Rana’s caste certificates issued in August 2013.

The petitioner contended that Ms Rana obtained the caste certificates by means of the affect of her husband Ravi Rana, who’s a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

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