Petition filed in High Court challenging appointment of Nilam Sawhney as SEC
Regu Mahesh, a lawyer by profession, has filed a petition in the High Court challenging the appointment of retired IAS officer Nilam Sawhney as State Election Commissioner (SEC). The High Court accepted the petition and served notice to the Andhra Pradesh government and hearing will start after court's summer vacation.
Mahesh, who hails from Salur town in Vizianagaram district, said in the petition that her appointment was against the Supreme Court’s judgement. The state government had appointed Nilam Sawhney after the retirement of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as SEC on March 31.