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Madras HC dismisses PIL against judge selection

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras today dismissed a PIL against the recent appointment of Justice as an additional judge, saying it cannot sit in an appeal over the decision of collegiums of the or the

In his PIL, M Radhakrishnan contended that Justice Prasad has not practiced as an either in the Madras or its subordinate courts for a minimum of 10 years as required.

When the petition came up, the first bench of and Justice P T Asha referred to various judgements of the Supreme Court, and said the question of suitability of a person being elevated as a should be excluded from the scope of judicial review.

In its order, the bench also said, ".. there is a difference between eligibility and suitability. It is not that as if Justice Prasad is not eligible."

Rejecting his contentions, the bench said, "This court cannot sit in an appeal over decision of the collegiums of the high courts or the Hence the petition is dismissed."


Justice was elevated as the additional of the court on June 4, along with six others.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 18:20 IST
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