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Two HC judges elevated to Supreme Court amidst controversy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The government on Wednesday elevated Justice and Justice of the to the even as a controversy raged over their recommendation by the apex court's collegium.

The government issued the notification disclosing the appointments by on a day the of also joined issue, terming as "unjust and improper" the collegium "recalling and reviewing" its earlier recommendation of Jan 12.

The notification said they are being appointed with immediate effect from the date they assume charge.

The appointments come even as the collegium decision to reverse the earlier recommendation of elevating the Chief Justices of and and respectively and instead pushing the names of Maheshwari and Khanna.

On Tuesday, Justice of the had written to the with an objection against sidelining Nandrajog saying he was the senior most among the judges in the zone of consideration and a wrong signal would go out if he was passed over.

Former wrote to the saying 32 judges were being superseded by the elevation of Khanna.



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First Published: Wed, January 16 2019. 20:12 IST