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SC rejects plea for appointing judges in K'taka HC


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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking its direction to appoint judges in Karnataka High Court.
Dismissing the plea filed by advocate G.R. Mohan, a three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said, "There is no merit in the petition."
"Many judges have been appointed and also in future, many more judges would be appointed. What kind of PIL is this? There is no merit in the petition," the bench said.
The advocate approached the top court, saying that there are several vacancies that exist in the Karnataka High Court against the sanctioned strength of 62 judges. He also said that such a vacuum affect rights of litigants to get speedy justice.
The petitioner also asked the Centre to take immediate steps to conclude the process of appointment of judges in the earliest possible manner.

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 2:29 PM IST

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