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AP HC Issues Notice to Centre, State on PIL Alleging Phone-Tapping of HC Judges With Connivance Of Govt., To Malign Institution Of Judiciary

Lawstreet Journal 22 Aug 2020 1:16am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary AP HC Issues Notice to Centre, State on PIL Alleging Phone-Tapping of HC Judges With Connivance Of Govt., To Malign Institution Of Judiciary

On Tuesday (August 18,2020), Andhra Pradesh High Court issued a notice to the Centre, the state government, the CVC, the CBI and the TRAI on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging that with the active instigation of political bigwigs an attempt was made to keep surveillance on the phones pf some of the judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh keeping the view of sabotaging the image of the prestigious institution of judiciary.

A recording of a conversation happening between a former High Court Judge and another person disclosing a conspiracy against the Court’s Chief Justice and a Supreme Judge prompted the initiation of an inquiry.

A bench of Justices M Satyanarayana Murthy and Lalitha Kanneganti passed an order with a request to a retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice (retd.) RV Raveendran to conduct the inquiry.

Andhra Pradesh High Court said,” It is an unpleasant or gloomy day in the history of the High Court itself has to ward off the brazen onslaught from the third parties to demean the prestige of the pristine judicial institution in the eye of the litigant public.”

In the Court, a Pendrive was presented which contained a recording of a conversation stated to be between S Ramakrishna and a retired Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. In the presented recording, it was disclosed that a pending Public Interest Litigation was filed at the behest of the former High Court Judge. The conversation further disclosed that there was a use of unethical and aggressive language against two… Continue Reading...


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