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Reports of differences between AG, govt absolutely incorrect: Jaitley

The three-judge panel has given CJI Gogoi a clean chit in the matter

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Jaitley Saturday dismissed as "absolutely incorrect" reports of differences between K K and the government with regard to the case against the

had written to all the judges to set up a committee of three retired judges of the apex court to look into allegations of made against CJI Ranjan Gogoi by a dismissed woman employee of the court.

The matter, however, was scrutinised by a panel of three sitting judges of the

"The motivated news item of differences between the and the government is absolutely incorrect. As one of the senior most members of the Bar, he (Venugopal) certainly has his views on some issues. The Government respects him for the objectivity of his advice," Jaitley said in a tweet.

said he had written the letter on April 22, before the three-member in-house committee headed by Justice S A Bobde was set up to hold an inquiry into the allegations.

The three-judge panel has given CJI Gogoi a clean chit in the matter.

Clarifying on a news report, Venugopal Friday said: "I admit that I had written a letter before the appointment of an in-house inquiry committee seeking appointment of three retired judges of the "

The also said he wrote a second letter clarifying his position that the earlier one was written in his personal capacity as a senior bar member having an experience of 65 years.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 14:06 IST