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SC to hear plea to lodg complaint agnst lawyers involved in impeachment move

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today agreed to list for hearing a plea seeking registration of a criminal complaint against some lawyers for moving notice against of (CJI) Misra.

A bench comprising the CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of M L Sharma that his PIL be listed for urgent hearing during the week.

Sharma, in his PIL, has made Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu and lawyers -- Prashant Bhushan, Kamini Jaiswal, Kapil Sibal, KTS Tulsi and A M Singhvi -- as party to the his PIL.

He has sought issuance of a direction to the to file a criminal complaint under section 340 ( which deals with filing of perjury cases) of Code of Criminal Procedure and under sections 499 and 500 (criminal defamation) of the IPC to prosecute the the lawyers and other signatories of the notice against sitting CJI Misra "for hatching concocted criminal conspiracy knowingly and deliberately with malice... fraudulent intention to defame the CJI and the of for their vested political interest".

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 21:10 IST