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CJI Ramana orders 'private' investigation into sensitive material pertaining to SC Collegium decision

Lawstreet Journal 23 Aug 2021 6:44pm

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According to insiders, CJI N.V. Ramana is extremely disappointed, pained, and boiling with fury over the claimed deception and has demanded an unobtrusive investigation into sensitive material pertaining to the SC Collegium making its way into the public.

Except perhaps the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court's four seniormost judges — Justices U.U. Lalit, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, and L. Nageswara Rao – extremely senior unnamed registry employees are privy to the 5-member collegium's meetings.

The announcement followed a collegium meeting conducted at Justice Ramana's house on August 17, 2021 (Tuesday), which lasted until 9:20 p.m. and decided to suggest the identities of nine judges/chief justices of high courts for promotion to the Supreme Court of India.

Three women judges are amongst the nine names which were approved: Karnataka High Court Judge Justice B.V. Nagarathna, who would become India's first female Chief Justice in October 2027, albeit for a momentary period of 40 days, Justice Hima Kohli, Chief Justice of Telangana High Court, and Justice Bela Trivedi, Judge of Gujarat High Court. The identities of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice A.S. Oka, Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Vikram Nath, Sikkim High Court Chief Justice J.K. Maheshwari, Kerala High Court Judge Justice C.T. Ravi Kumar, Madras High Court Judge M.M. Sundresh, and Senior Lawyer P.S. Narasimha have also been resolved for elevation.

Regardless of the fact that the candidates considered were not finalised on August 17,2021 (Tuesday), insiders said it was absurd to imply that action would be taken… Continue Reading...

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