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State Of Uttar Pradesh vs State Of Nagaland & Ors on 17 December 1997

Equivalent citations: AIRONLINE 1997 SC 477
Bench: Suhas C. Sen, M. Jagannadha Rao
PETITIONER:
STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

Vs.

RESPONDENT:
STATE OF NAGALAND & ORS.

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 17/12/1997

BENCH:
SUHAS C. SEN, M. JAGANNADHA RAO

ACT:

HEADNOTE:

JUDGMENT:
THE 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1997 Present:

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Suhas C.Sen Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Jagannadha Rao Ashok H. Desai, Attorney General of India, and A.K. Goel, Adv. General Kavin Gulati, Pradeep Misra, R. B. Misra, Kamlendra Misra, Advs. with him for the appellant Shanti Bhushan, P.K. Goswami, Dr. A.M. Singhvi, Sr. Advs., C.K. Sasi, Kailash Vasdev, Pradeep Agarwal, N.B. Khatwada, Ms. Pratibha Jain, Goodwill Indeevar, Advs. with them for the Respondents O R D E R The following Judgment of the Court was delivered.
WITH TRANSFER PETITION (C) NOS. 418-421 OF 1997 Leave granted. Although elaborate arguments have been advanced by the Attorney-General on behalf of the State of Uttar Pradesh, the Solicitor General on behalf of the Union of India and Mr. Shanti Bhushan on behalf of the Union of India and Mr. Shanti Bhushan on behalf of the State of Nagaland. We will not go into the merits of the case at all. We have been informed that the writ petition even at the admission stage has been heard at length. The judgment is awaited. This is only an appeal from an interim order. Since the judgment is going to be pronounced shortly we are disinclined to interfere with the interim order passed at this stage. We make it clear that we have not expressed any opinion on the merits of the case. The Court hearing this matter will be entirely free to decide the case in accordance with the law. The appeals are disposed of accordingly.
T.P. Nos. 418-421/97.
In view of the above decision in SLP (C) Nos. 21304- 07/97, no order is passed on the Transfer petitions at this stage. The Transfer Petitions are also disposed of accordingly.

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