Up to date: November 16, 2020 3:25:23 pm
Supreme Courtroom decide U U Lalit on Monday recused himself from listening to pleas in search of motion towards Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for levelling allegations against the judiciary.
“I’ve difficulties. As a lawyer, I had represented one of many events. I’ll go an order for it to be listed earlier than a Bench with out me,” Justice Lalit stated, reported information company PTI.
A bench comprising justices Lalit, Vineet Saran and S Ravindra Bhat was to listen to three petitions in search of varied reliefs towards Reddy. The pleas alleged that Reddy not solely wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde levelling allegations towards the judiciary but additionally held a press convention by which false statements had been made.
In an unprecedented move, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has written to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, alleging that Justice N V Ramana — subsequent in line to be the CJI — “has been influencing the sittings of the (Andhra Pradesh) Excessive Courtroom together with the roster of some Honourable Judges”.
The Chief Minister’s eight-page letter refers to Justice Ramana’s alleged “proximity” to TDP chief and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, and an Anti-Corruption Bureau investigation into “questionable transactions of land” involving two daughters of Justice Ramana and others in Amaravati, earlier than it was declared the location for the brand new capital of the state.
Dated October 6, the letter was launched to the media in Hyderabad Saturday night by Ajeya Kallam, Principal Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.
Final week, Attorney General K K Venugopal declined a request to rethink his resolution refusing consent to provoke contempt proceedings towards Jagan however stated that that it’s “open to the Supreme Courtroom to take up the matter of contempt suo motu as offered by the Contempt of Courts Act” since “the very crux of the alleged contempt lies within the contents of the letter written by” Reddy to the CJI.
(With inputs from PTI)
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