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Even as the controversy in the Supreme Court surrounding the listing of two cases before a 3-judge Bench looms large, the mentioning this morning before Justice Jasti Chelameswar witnessed another eventful episode. Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave mentioned a petition filed by advocate Kamini Jaiswal, seeking the listing of the same today.
Dave did not reveal much during the mentioning, but whatever little he said seemed to have moved the Bench. He said,
“This writ petition raises some very important issues concerning the integrity of the institution…There is an FIR against certain persons for trying to take bribes in the name of certain Supreme Court judges…things are extremely disturbing.”
He also said that not all judges might be in a position to hear the matter.
“Please help us save this institution. There was a decent burial given to Kalikho Pul’s case”, Dave said hinting that the same should not happen in this case too.
The Senior Advocate sought an urgent listing of the matter for today, which was allowed by Justice Chelameswar.
The case will be heard at 12.45 pm.
Story to be updated.