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Equivalent Citation: AIR1975SC2299, 1975(Supp)SCC1, 2SCR347
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Civil Appeal Nos. 887 and 909 of 1975
Decided On: 07.11.1975
Appellants: Smt. Indira Nehru Gandhi
Respondent: Shri Raj Narain and Anr.
Appellants: Shri Raj Narain
Respondent: Smt. Indira Nehru Gandhi
A.N. Ray, C.J., H.R. Khanna, K.K. Mathew, M.H. Beg and Y.V. Chandrachud, JJ.
For Appellant/Petitioner/Plaintiff: A. K. Sen, J.N. Kaushal, D.P. Singh, J.B. Dadachanji and R.H. Dhebar,Advs
For Respondents/Defendant: J.P. Goyal, R.C. Divivedi, R.C.Srivastava, Pranab Chatterji and S.S. Khnduja, Advs.
Indian Penal Code, 1860 - Sections 125, 126, 171, 171-A and 171-I; Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) - Section 197; Evidence Act - Section 114
Cases Overruled / Reversed:
Kanwar Lal Gupta v. Amarnath Chawla (MANU/SC/0277/1974)
Appeals from the judgment and order dated the 12th June, 1975 of the Allahabad High Court in Election pitition No. 5 of 1971
(i) Election - Constitutional validity - Sections 125, 126, 171 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, Section 197 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 114 of Indian Evidence Act and Constitution (39th Amendment) Act - appeal against High Court's decision invalidating appellant's election on ground of corrupt practices - meanwhile Parliament enacted 39th Amendment Act by withdrawing Court's jurisdiction over election disputes involving Prime Minister (PM) - amendment affected free and fair elections and judicial review - judicial review, democracy essential features forming part of basic structure... [continues]
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