[Breaking] Supreme Court Collegium proposes transferring Chief Justices of four High Courts

The Collegium has recommended the transfer of the Chief Justices of the Telangana High Court, the Andhra Pradesh High Court, the Sikkim High Court and the Orissa High Court.
[Breaking] Supreme Court Collegium proposes transferring Chief Justices of four High Courts
R.S. Chauhan, J.K. Maheshwari, Mohammad Rafiq, A.K. Goswami

By a resolution passed on Monday, the Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Chief Justices across four High Courts.

Chief Justice RS Chauhan of the Telangana High Court has been recommended as the new Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.

The Collegium has further recommended that Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice, JK Maheswari and Sikkim Chief Justice AK Goswami switch places.

The transfer of Chief Justices, as proposed by the Collegium
The transfer of Chief Justices, as proposed by the Collegium

The move comes in the heels of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy writing a letter to the Supreme Court alleging that the Andhra Pradesh High Court is being used by political opponents to destablise the ruling regime. A plea against the Chief Minister for his controversial remarks is pending before the top court.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq of the Orissa High Court has been recommended for appointment as the Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice.

Presently, the Madhya Pradesh High Court is being helmed by Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav, who, on a related note, has also been recommended for a transfer to the Allahabad High Court.

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