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Impeachment motion against Chief Justice: Dipak Misra controversy explained

It is alleged that Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was assigning important cases to junior judges, ignoring senior Supreme Court judges

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BS Web Team New Delhi
The Congress on Tuesday began the process of initiating the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and was collecting signatures of members of parliament (MPs) of various Opposition parties. 

What has Dipak Misra allegedly done?

On January 11, four top-level Supreme Court (SC) judges, had in a press conference, made complaints against Dipak Misra, on the grounds of administrative and judicial irregularity in the apex court. 

Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurien Joseph had said Misra was assigning important cases in an arbitrary manner to junior judges, ignoring these four senior judges. 

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 7:30 PM IST

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