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Justice Chelameswar asks CJI for full court on govt meddling: Highlights

In his six-page letter, Justice Chelameswar, the No 2 in the apex court hierarchy, raised the issue of judicial independence

Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar during a press conference at his  residence  in New Delhi
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Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar during a press conference at his residence in New Delhi

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The second most senior Supreme Court judge J Chelameswar shot off a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, seeking a full court discussion on the issue of alleged government interference in the functioning of the judiciary. Copies of Chelameswar's letter, written on March 21, were also sent to 22 other apex court judges. This unprecedented letter questioned the probe initiated by Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari against District and Sessions Judge Krishna Bhat at the instance of Union Ministry of Law and Justice, despite his name being recommended for elevation twice by the Collegium. 

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 11:20 AM IST

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