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News18 Daybreak: 'The Correct Position In Law'

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Updated:November 16, 2017, 9:10 AM IST
News18 Daybreak: 'The Correct Position In Law'
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Issues of judicial rectitude and judicial discipline have assumed the Center stage once again in the face of allegations concerning proceedings pending in the first court of the country – headed by the Chief Justice of India. Two orders, on the judicial side, and an equal number of orders on the administrative side have been issued in the last one week to establish, what at least is desired by the CJI and other judges on these benches, to be the “correct position in the law”. This appears to be the second instance in less than a year when a supposed-to-be hostility between the most-senior judges of the Supreme Court has eclipsed the core issue.  Nine months ago, the Supreme Court and its CJI had come across a similar instance when a free and fair investigation was sought into a note attributed to former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide last year. 
— Late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul had named some sitting as well as former Supreme Court judges and senior Congress politicians in a 60-page suicide letter he left behind at the time of his death last August.

— Dangwimsai Pul, the first wife of the deceased CM, had in February written to then CJI J S Khehar, seeking an FIR into the accusations and an independent probe.

— Even though the suicide note reportedly connected to Pul had named him, Justice Khehar took the call on the administrative side – in an apparent contradiction to the legal principle that nobody would be a judge in his own cause.  More on this here.

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