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Supreme Court to Pronounce Judgment on Justice Eshwaraiah's Challenge Against AP HC's Enquiry into Alleged 'Phone Call Conspiracy' next week

Lawstreet Journal 9 Apr 2021 4:08pm

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The Supreme Court on Monday (April 5, 2021) rejected an interlocutory plea seeking to reopen claims in the petition of former Andhra Pradesh High Court judge Justice V Eshwaraiah.

The Apex Court said that it will pronounce judgment in the case on April 12, 2021. The former High Court judge has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn an order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court ordering a judicial investigation into an alleged phone call between him and a District Judge planning "conspiracy" against the Chief Justice of the High Court and a sitting Supreme Court Judge. The application was filed stating that the mobile phone of District Judge Ramakrishna, with whom Eshwaraiah was allegedly having the conversation, was lost.

The Court recorded that Luthra had submitted that Case Crime No. 401/2020 under Sections 467, 468, 471, 406, 420 r/w 34 IPC.

Justice Ramakrishna was arrested and certain materials were seized from him which also included an iPhone. He further submited that the iPhone was stolen from custody of the police station i.e. the state custody, which was relevant to the problems raised in this petition.

The Court stated that the seizure and theft of the iPhone had nothing to do with the current proceeding and that it was up to the concerned party, Ramakrishna, to take suitable legal action. The court then decided to decide on the case.

Luthra submitted that the dispute emerged when the listening system on which the suspected communication was captured had gone missing from police custody, 


He said in the hearing, "How is it that these machines are stolen from the police department in those cases?" In the end, the entire problem is about the order… Continue Reading...

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