The Supreme Court will on Friday hear Centre's plea challenging Delhi High Court order terming as "suspect" its notification barring Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences, and holding that the LG cannot act in his discretion.

The Centre's petition was mentioned on Thursday before a vacation bench, comprising Justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit, by Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, who said that the observations made by the High Court led to total uncertainty and made everyday administration of national capital difficult.

Irked by the notification that gives the Lieutenant Governor absolute powers in appointing bureaucrats in the national capital, the AAP government moved the Delhi High Court challenging it. The petition mentioned before a bench of justices B D Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva, said, "The Delhi government has decided to move against the Ministry of Home Affair's (MHA's) May 21 notification."

In its plea in the Apex Court, Centre said there was a need for clear interpretation of Article 239 AA of the Constitution in the balance of equation between the Delhi government and the LG.

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