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Justice Sikri's denying CSAT post shouldn't become controversial: Senior advocate

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Justice AK Sikri's refusal to the Centre's offer for a part-time assignment in should not turn into a controversy, Jaiswal said on Monday.

"Justice has denied the government's offer on the spirit of 'Justice should not only be done but also seen to be done'. This should not be turned into a controversy," she told ANI.

Jaiswal also stated that there is a need to bring amendments in the Constitution pertaining to judges opting for post-retirement jobs.

Another KTS Tulsi also opined that refusing the post was the "only way" Justice could "safeguard honour and truth".

"Justice has taken this decision because he was hurt, the reports shocked him. The truth of the matter can never be explained to each and every person. Refusing the post was the only option for him to safeguard his honour and truth. He has set an example for the country and will always be remembered for his act of sacrifice," he said.

However, former was of the view that Justice Sikri shouldn't have resigned because of

"I think it is unfair to link the two - assignment and panel decision. He (Justice Sikri) was offered the post in December when the decision of was pending before the court. He should not have resigned on the basis of Controversies like these will pose problems for judges to take up anything which they feel is correct," Singh added.

On Sunday, Justice Sikri withdrew to be appointed as the member of London-based (CSAT), which was offered by the central government last month, reportedly after some linked the offer to his decision of ousting as the of the (CBI).

The news reports allegedly mentioned that the offer from the government was a "reward" to Justice Sikri, who was part of the three-member panel that removed Verma as the

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 14:49 IST