The top court will hear two separate pleas of the Jharkhand government and Chief Minister Hemant Soren tomorrow against a Jharkhand High Court order that had accepted the maintainability of a PIL for a probe against him in the alleged irregularities in the grant of mining leases.

A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli took note of the submissions made by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who appeared in the court on behalf of the Jharkhand government, that the matters need an urgent hearing and they have not been listed so far, despite an assurance given by the court on July 18. 

"We will list these for hearing tomorrow (July 28)," the bench said.


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