The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday refused to interfere with the Madras High Court order which curbed Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi's powers on the administrative control of the Union Territory. The bench had disposed of the petition filed by Bedi.
The bench which is headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed Bedi to seek relief in the Madras High Court, which on 30th April held that the elected government of the union territory generally assumes supremacy over the lieutenant governor.
Bedi, a retired Indian Police Service officer had then moved the SC in May this year challenging the high court's order. The Centre had also filed a separate special leave petition on similar lines, in which the had issued notice on 10 May. Later, Bedi approached the SC seeking the status quo prior to the high court order that curtailed her administrative powers.