- Apprentice Lawyer
The Supreme Court of India issued a statement on Thursday refuting media reports about the action likely to be taken by Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde regarding the allegations against a senior sitting judge of the apex court.
The apex court in its statement said that all inquiries under the in-house procedure of the Court is totally "confidential" and information connected to the same is never released (to public or press).
It was recently reported that the office of CJI SA Bobde had sought an explanation from second senior most judge of the Supreme Court, Justice NV Ramana with regard to the allegations levelled against him by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy had written to CJI Bobde alleging that Justice Ramana was using his clout at AP High Court to favour the opposition Telugu Desam Party.
Reddy alleged that Justice Ramana played a crucial role in swaying judicial appointments in the State courts, with a view to swing decisions in favour of TDP leaders who are facing multiple corruption charges.
Subsequently, Reddy made this complaint on affidavit before the top court.
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