NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Madras High Court order that curbed Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi's powers on the administrative control of the Union Territory. The bench disposed of the petition filed by Bedi.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed Bedi to seek relief in the Madras High Court, which on 30 April held that the elected government of the union territory generally assumes supremacy over the lieutenant governor.

Bedi had then moved the Supreme Court in May challenging the high court order. The Centre had also filed a separate special leave petition on similar lines, in which the apex court had issued notice on 10 May. Later, Bedi approached the apex court seeking status quo prior to the high court order that curtailed her administrative powers.

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