Maharashtra/ Jolt to CM Devendra Fadnavis, to face trial in poll affidavit case

New Delhi: In a setback to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the Bombay high court order and directed the Bharatiya Janata Party leader to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of two pending criminal cases.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi passed the orders on the plea filed by one Satish Ukey.

On July 23, the top court, while reserving the verdict, had said that the alleged “omission” by Fadnavis of not disclosing information about two criminal cases in his election affidavit in the 2014 assembly polls may be decided in the trial.