Jaitley made the allegation hours after a special court discharged former telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, saying the chargesheet was full of distorted and fabricated facts.
To begin with, the collegium is expected to take a call on extending the term of about 30 additional judges of various high courts, who had been given three-month extensions on the order of the Constitution Bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar.
The Congress reacted cautiously to the verdict Friday, saying that though the collegium system was “shrouded in secrecy”, the judgment should not be viewed as a confrontation between Parliament and the judiciary.
If Yakub Memon is hanged on July 30, he will be the third death row convict to be executed following the rejection of their clemency pleas by President Pranab Mukherjee. Since he became President in 2012, Mukherjee has turned down mercy pleas in at least 24 cases. Under Article 72 of the Constitution, the President […]