Justice Akil Kureshi: CJI receives reply from Law Ministry, Collegium to consider now
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Justice Akil Kureshi: CJI receives reply from Law Ministry, Collegium to consider now

Murali Krishnan

In the case concerning the non-appointment of Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, CJI Ranjan Gogoi today said that the Law Ministry has sent a communication to him.

He said that the same will be placed before the Collegium for its consideration.

The petition by Gujarat High Court Advocates Association has been kept pending till then.

The petition was  filed by Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) taking objection to the Central government’s reluctance to appoint Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

In May this year, the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended that Justice Kureshi be appointed as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Various other recommendations made by the Collegium after that were approved by the Centre except that of Justice Akil Kureshi.

The GHCAA has prayed that a direction be issued to the Central government to implement the Collegium resolution of May 10, 2019.

When the matter was heard on August 2, the Central government had told the Supreme Court that it will take a decision on the file relating to Justice Kureshi after the ongoing Parliament session ends.

The Court had, therefore, kept the matter pending on the judicial side, and asked the Centre to take a decision before August 14.

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