As SC battles fallout of allegations against CJI, understanding the key questions around ‘misbehaviour’ by judges, the protection they need against accusers, and judicial independence and accountability
In his affidavit, advocate Utsav Bains claimed he was offered a bribe of Rs 50 lakh, which was increased to Rs 1.5 crore, to represent a former woman employee of the Supreme Court, who has filed a case of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi
The Supreme Court upheld the Chief Justice of India's role as "Master of Roster". In his petition, Shanti Bhushan had questioned the CJI as the 'Master of Roster' and wanted either the Collegium or a full court to decide the allocation of cases.
Refusing to admit the notice of motion, Naidu, in a ten-page order, said: “In the absence of credible and verifiable information placed before me which gives an indication of ‘misbehaviour’ or ‘incapacity’, it would be an inappropriate and irresponsible act to accept statements which have little empirical basis.
What Justice DY Chandrachud said during the aadhaar verdict, many agree, will have implications in the future. He was the judge who did not agree with the majority opinion of the bench on many key issues. Here's what he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress party has no faith in the government, the CJI, the RBI or any international organisation that gives data on India's growth. He said it is because Congress has no faith in itself.