SC to hear plea against rejection of CJI impeachment notice tomorrow

SC to hear plea against rejection of CJI impeachment notice tomorrow

On 23 April, Naidu rejected the impeachment motion moved by Congress-led opposition parties on 20 April, holding that it lacked substantial merit.

The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Justice J.S. Chelameswar, who did not pass an order and asked the parties to come on Tuesday.

Sibal argued that since the case involved CJI Misra, he can't set up the panel or hear the plea.

In what appeared to be a development related to the listing of the Congress petition before a five-judge bench, it was notified that the Constitution bench in Chief Justice's Court will not sit on Tuesday.

The list of business for the Supreme Court showed that the petition, which was mentioned today, would be heard tomorrow by a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, N V Ramana, Arun Mishra and A K Goel.

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"We can not allow any of our pillars of governance to be weakened by any thought, word or action", said Naidu, ascribing his quick decision to the severity of the charges directed at the Chief Justice. Justice Sikri is judge number six in the Supreme Court.

Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal presented the petition before the Supreme Court on behalf of Rajya Sabha MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Amee Harshadray Yajnik, adding that he can not mention it before the CJI to demand a date of hearing. I have practised in this court for the last 45 years and the procedure is that whenever there is a petition against the CJI, it is mentioned before the bench headed by the seniormost SC judge.

Sub-Section 1 of Section 3 of the Judges Inquiry Act says: "The Speaker or, as the case may be, the Chairman may, after consulting such persons, if any, as he thinks fit and after considering such materials, if any, as may be available to him, either admit the motion or refuse to admit the same". He said the CJI can not order for listing and hence the senior-most judge of the court must pass some orders as it was a matter of constitutional importance.

Chelameswar was initially reluctant to constitute a bench himself, as the CJI has repeatedly insisted that since he is the master of the roster, only he has the power to constitute benches. Also, it is the first time ever a removal motion was moved against a CJI that came to be dismissed. Moreover, Sibal contended that whether or not there exists evidence to make out a prima facie case is not the job of the Chairman but that of an Inquiry Committee that goes into each allegation.

The Congress in its petition said the decision to reject their impeachment motion by the Vice President reflected "serious infirmity".

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