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SC hear a PIL seeking to grant ‘X’ category security to all judicial officers

Lawstreet Journal 20 Aug 2021 12:57am

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On August 17, 2021, the Supreme Court heard the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the lawyer, Vishal Tiwari, seeking directions to the Centre and all the State Governments to grant 'X' category security to all judicial officers, along with the Suo Motu Cognisance (SMC) writ petition related to the death of Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Dhanbad, Uttam Anand.

A three Judge Bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice of India, Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose alongside CJI, heard the petition of Tiwari and the SMC of death of ASJ Uttam Anand.

The plea of Tiwari sought directions from the Supreme Court to the Centre and all the State Governments to immediately initiate and enforce necessary guidelines for the protection of all judicial officers and advocates.

The petition filed by advocate Tiwari before the Supreme Court, in the aftermath of the recent killing of Jharkhand Additional Sessions Judge, Uttam Anand, stated various incidents across the country pointed towards the threats faced by lawyers and judges thereby, preventing them from discharging their duties independently.

Although the mysterious murder of Justice Uttam Anand was promptly taken into consideration by the Jharkhand High Court and the Apex Court, however, stated that such incidents of attack on the judicial officers and advocates are on a rise, stated the plea.

The plea filed by Tiwari before the Supreme Court claimed that, “The advocates and judicial officers associated with high profile, high stake and publicised and… Continue Reading...

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