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Delhi vs Centre: Supreme Court delivers split verdict on control of services, refers it to larger bench

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PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2019, 11.43 AM (IST)

The Supreme Court Thursday delivered a split verdict on the contentious issue of control of services in the National Capital Territory in the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre and referred the matter to a larger bench.

A two-judge bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, however, agreed on disputes pertaining to the anti-corruption branch, setting up of the commission of inquiry, control over electricity boards, land revenue matters and appointment of public prosecutors. 

The apex court also upheld the Centre's notification that its employees cannot be probed in corruption cases by ACB of Delhi government.

The top court also said that instead of the LG, Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors or law officers.