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=> The Parliament’s Privileges and Ethics Committee has asked the Maharashtra Chief Secretary, DGP Maharashtra, Mumbai Police Commissioner and Superintendent of Women District Prison, Byculla (Mumbai) to appear before them for oral evidence, in connection with Navneet Rana’s arrest case.
Navneet Kaur Rana, the Amravati MP, filed a complaint against several individuals and alleged that she was illegally arrested and treated inhumanely at a police station in Mumbai during the ‘Matoshree-Hanuman Chalisa row.’
What are Parliamentary Privileges?
=> They are certain rights and immunities enjoyed by members of Parliament, individually and collectively, so that they can “effectively discharge their functions”.
=> Article 105 of the Constitution expressly mentions two privileges, that is, freedom of speech in Parliament and right of publication of its proceedings.
=> The Constitution.
=> The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
Motion against breaches:
=> When any of these rights and immunities are disregarded, the offence is called a breach of privilege and is punishable under law of Parliament.
=> A notice is moved in the form of a motion by any member of either House against those being held guilty of breach of privilege.
Role of the Speaker/Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairperson:
=> The Speaker/RS chairperson is the first level of scrutiny of a privilege motion.
=> The Speaker/Chair can decide on the privilege motion himself or herself or refer it to the privileges committee of Parliament.
=> If the Speaker/Chair gives consent under relevant rules, the member concerned is given an opportunity to make a short statement.
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