Calling it “misconceived” SC rejects plea against Justice Chandrachud

NationalCalling it “misconceived” SC rejects plea against Justice Chandrachud

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea for restraining Justice DY Chandrachud from taking oath as 50th Chief Justice of India on November 9. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit told petitioner’s counsel on Wednesday: “We see no reason to entertain the petition; petition is misconceived and dismissed.”

In his plea, the petitioner’s counsel cited certain “irregularities, illegal acts” allegedly committed by Justice Chandrachud. Other than Chief Justice Lalit, the bench comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Bela M Trivedi told the counsel, “We do not see any substance in this petition.”

The petitioner’s counsel cited an example saying in a case related to anti-covid-19 vaccine, when a senior lawyer appeared, Justice Chandrachud’s bench permitted tagging, but when a junior advocate appeared no tagging was allowed. He further said that Justice Chandrachud’s bench heard a special leave petition arising out of an order in the Bombay High Court where his son had appeared as a counsel. The petition was filed on the grounds of an application submitted by Rashid Khan Pathan before the President of India against Justice Chandrachud.

Meanwhile, the Bar Council of India and the Supreme Court Bar Association have condemned the letter circulated against Justice Chandrachud.

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