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Justice Kureshi Transfer: Gujarat HC Advocates Association calls off strike after Meeting CJI Gogoi

Team SoOLEGAL 14 Nov 2018 10:30am

Justice Kureshi Transfer: Gujarat HC Advocates Association calls off strike after Meeting CJI Gogoi

Yatin Oza, President of Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) has called of the indefinite strike following a meeting with CJI Ranjan Gogoi to discuss the controversy surrounding Justice Akil Kureshi’s transfer from the Gujarat HC to the Bombay HC.

Oza along with GHCAA’s General Secretary Prithviraj Jadeja and Joint Secretary Hardik Brahmbhatt met Chief Justice Gogoi on Sunday evening at 6:15 PM.

After the meeting, Oza has sent out a message to the members of the Gujarat Bar to resume the work, thereby calling off the strike being observed since November 2 to protest against the Collegium’s decision to transfer Justice Kureshi. The Collegium had notified transfer of Justice Kureshi, the senior most puisne judge of the Gujarat HC, as the fifth senior-most judge of the High Court of Bombay.

On his meeting with the CJI, Oza had reportedly told that the CJI was “kind enough to accord a meeting”.

But when asked about further details regarding his meeting with the CJI, Oza declined to divulge what transpired in the meeting.  

 “I cannot divulge the details, but 70 minutes is not a small time. The CJI could have given us just a minute or said that he is not interested in hearing us as the collegium has considered all material before it. But he was kind enough to give us time,” said Oza.

He further added that, “The fact that I withdrew the strike immediately (after the meeting) and asked the committee not to file the writ petition, is enough for one to draw the conclusion,” said he maintaining he cannot speak about the details.”

However, Oza reiterated that the Bar opposes the transfer of Justice Kureshi while stressing that false and fabricated material about Justice Kureshi was placed before the Collegium just because he had ruled against the then CM Narendra Modi’s decision to uphold the decision of the Governor to appoint an ex-HC judge RA Mehta as the state Lokayukta and had also sent BJP chief Amit Shah to CBI custody in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Tagged: Transfer of Judges   Justice Akil Kureshi Transfer Case   Yatin Oza   President of GHCAA   CJI Ranjan Gogoi   SC Collegium  
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