Rashtriya Sahara, in its editorial on April 21, writes: “People realise that the Opposition does not have the required numbers in the Parliament and there are hardly any chances of any action against the CJI or his removal."
The CBI in its chargesheet had made Aseemanand’s confession — one in front of a magistrate at Tees Hazari courts in New Delhi and an alleged confession to Kaleem in jail — as the main evidence against him.
In the operative part of his judgment, the judge dismissed the confession given by Aseemanand in Delhi as extrajudicial and taken under duress by the CBI investigating officer, who investigated the case first before the NIA took over
Reddy, the Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge had put in his papers hours after he delivered the verdict in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast acquitting all the accused, including Swami Assemanand.
The inquiry was being conducted by the Registrar (Vigilance) of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, based on a complaint filed by a litigant who wanted “a thorough inquiry to be conducted to know the corrupt practices” of the judge.
On Monday, an NIA court in Nampally acquitted five accused, including Swami Aseemanand, in the case. The NIA declined comment on the empanelment of Harinath — associated with only the Mecca Masjid bombing case — as a prosecutor.