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Decision of House Open to Judicial Review – Calcutta HC

2020-02-05

An order passed by the Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly imposing a punishment on a person for allegedly violating privilege of the house by making a statement against the Speaker was quashed by the Calcutta High Court.

Findings-

  • The decision was taken in violation of principles of natural justice
  • No right of cross-examination was given to the person in the proceedings.
  • The decision of the House is open to judicial review on the limited grounds such as violation of principles of natural justice.

The order was quashed on above findings and taking reference from Raja Ram Pal v Hon'ble Speaker Lok Sabha.

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