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‘Feel Sorry KM Joseph Could Not Be Elevated Despite My Best Efforts’: Justice Chelameswar

June 22, 2018, 10:41 PM IST India India
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With the judiciary and the government crossing swords over appointment of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph in the Supreme Court, Justice J Chelameswar has said that he feels sorry a “good judge” has not been cleared for elevation in spite of “best efforts”. On the eve of his retirement from the Supreme Court, Justice Chelameswar called it unfortunate that the high court chief justice has not been elevated despite the Collegium’s recommendation in January this year. When asked if Justice Joseph’s name should have been reiterated to the Centre immediately after the latter returned his name with certain objections, Justice Chelameswar said that he has already written to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on the issue and that his views are official now.