The Supreme Court on 16th October, 2020 refused to deal with a PIL mentioning removal of the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his Government from the state and imposition of President’s Rule in Maharashtra. The petition also cited the instances of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the demolition of the property of the actress Kangana Ranaut as the matter of concern of law.
The Bench included the Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian and it then and there refused to entertain such petitions.
The petitioner was told by the Court, that as a petitioner he can approach the President but not the Court. The PIL mentioned that the incidences which were taking place in the State were not going with the Legal provisions.
On this ground, CJI Bobde replied that all the instances mentioned were of Mumbai and on that note it cannot be said that the complete state is not following Law. And therefore, the PIL was refused.