Consider the following statements about the writ Quo-Warranto:
- It prevents illegal usurpation of public office by a person
- It can be issued only against public office and not against ministerial offices
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Quo Warranto means “by what warrant”? This writ is issued to enquire into legality of the claim of a person or public office. It restrains the person or authority to act in an office which he / she is not entitled to; and thus stops usurpation of public office by anyone. This writ is applicable only to the public offices and not to private offices or ministerial office.
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