Enough grounds to remove Justice Sen: Law Secy

In what will strengthen the case of lawmakers in their effort to impeach Calcutta High Court Judge Soumitra Sen on grounds of misconduct,Union Law Secretary T K Vishwanathan....

Written by Maneesh Chhibber | New Delhi | Published:February 27, 2009 3:06 am

In what will strengthen the case of lawmakers in their effort to impeach Calcutta High Court Judge Soumitra Sen on grounds of misconduct,Union Law Secretary T K Vishwanathan is learnt to have agreed with the findings of the in-house panel which probed allegations against the judge of financial misconduct .

Law Minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj had earlier suggested that the government could do little. Dissatisfied,58 MPs of the Rajya Sabha last week submitted a motion to chairman Hamid Ansari for Justice Sen’s removal. None of the Congress MPs signed the motion initiated by the Left.

The motion sought leave of the chairman to impeach the judge for “misappropriating large sums of money which he received in his capacity as receiver appointed by the High Court and misrepresenting facts with regard to the misappropriation before the High Court.” The Law Secretary said the report of the judge’s committee was well-founded.

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