The Supreme Courtroom at this time agreed to listen to on Friday the contempt petition filed by Odisha towards Andhra Pradesh for making an attempt to conduct native physique elections within the newly self-named three villages which fall in Odisha territory in violation of the Apex Courtroom’s order.
The matter was talked about by Senior Counsel Vikas Singh earlier than the Chief Justice S.A. Bobde’s bench. The bench, which additionally contains Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian, has listed the matter for listening to on Friday on the request for an pressing listening to by Singh.
The info main to the current petition is that the petitioner state in 1968 introduced up an authentic go well with earlier than the Supreme Courtroom towards Andhra Pradesh alleging that the outlined boundary and territory of the State of Odisha was being trespassed by the State of Andhra Pradesh, the go well with was based totally on three notifications dated 01.12.1920, 08.10.1923 and 15.10.1927.
The villages beneath dispute are the a part of Pottangi Taluk within the district of Koraput, Odisha.
Whereas the go well with was pending earlier than the Apex Courtroom and the Courtroom having prima facie happy that the villages certainly falls beneath the territorial jurisdiction of Odisha State, directed the events to take care of the established order until the disposal of the go well with.
Finally the go well with was lastly heard by the Apex Courtroom on 30.03.2006 the place the Courtroom dismissed the go well with on the bottom that the go well with beneath Article 131 of the Structure was not maintainable in view of the bar contained within the proviso to the Article. The Courtroom, nonetheless, directed that until the dispute is resolved, the events are required to take care of establishment.
Nonetheless, the Collector and District Election Authority of Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, in violation of the Courtroom’s order issued numerous notifications on 05.03.2020 to conduct native physique elections within the stated district and intentionally roped in three villages from the “Kotia Group of Villages” falling beneath the territory of Koraput district of Odisha into Salur Mandal of Vizianagaram District and modified the title of the three villages.
It has been alleged by the State of Odisha that the contemnors have transformed these three villages of 1 Gram Panchayat falling beneath the territory of Odisha to a few totally different Gram Panchayat. Furthermore, the notification was saved secret in order that native authority of the Odisha state shall haven’t any data about it.
The petitioner has thus submitted that the notification issued by the authorities of the State of Andhra Pradesh is to invade the territory of the State of Odisha at the price of willful violation of the order of the Supreme Courtroom.
The petitioner has additional identified that elections for Parliament, Meeting and native our bodies have been happening since inception beneath the administrative authority of the State of Odisha.
The state of Odisha has thus prayed to provoke contempt proceedings towards the contemnors and punish them accordingly.