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Patna HC whistleblower judge taken off duty after he complains of graft

Unprecedented 11-judge bench, including CJ Sahi, suspend Justice Kumar's order, call it attack on majesty of court

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Aashish Aryan New Delhi
Hours after a single judge Bench of Justice Rakesh Kumar of the Patna High Court passed orders observing that corruption was rampant in the premises of the court, an 11-judge Bench of the same court, including Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, suspended the order. The bench, led by Chief Justice Sahi, held that the order passed by Kumar on Wednesday was an "attack on judicial hierarchy, judicial integrity and majesty of the court.
 
“Justice Rakesh Kumar had, in his detailed order passed yesterday, expressed his concerns over alleged casteism and corruption in the high court and the entire judicial

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 8:08 PM IST

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