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Power tussle: SC bench says LG controls ACB, but split on services


New Delhi, The Supreme Court, in its order on the tug of war between between the Lieutenant Governor and Delhi government, on Thursday delivered a split judgement on services, the power to appoint, post and transfer officials in Delhi administration, but agreed on the Centre having control over Anti-Corruption Branch in Delhi. The service issue has been sent to a larger bench. A two-judge bench, headed by Justices A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan pronounced the verdict.Both the judges unanimously said that the Centre will have the jurisdiction over Delhi's ACB. The Top Court had reserved the judgement last year, after hearing in great detail the arguments and submissions and responses made by the petitioner, Delhi government and the respondents LG and the Centre.

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