24 September, 2020

Grab A Gavel

Markandey Katju’s explosive revelations puts the SC collegium, ex-CJIs under scanner

Grab A Gavel
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The Ascendants

  • District judge Ashok Kumar defends DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi in 2001, earns the ire of CM J. Jayalalitha
  • Rumours gain ground about his integrity; he claims adverse remarks entered against his name
  • Moves to Madras HC as addl judge
  • In 2004-05, Katju takes over as Madras HC chief justice, requests CJI R.C. Lahoti to probe Kumar
  • Lahoti, Y.K. Sabharwal, Ruma Pal collegium initially say no to Kumar. Lahoti later goes against them.
  • Sabharwal grants another one year after he takes over as CJI in 2005
  • K.G. Balakrishnan confirms Kumar as Andhra Pradesh High Court judge

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After an unusually long silence, Justice Markandey Katju has made it to the headlines, again. And for three days the sensational revelations made by him in his blog ‘Satyam Bruyat: Speak the Truth’ ruled the airwaves, newspapers, even rocked Parliament as he railed against three former Supreme Court chief justices for...

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