Supreme Court docket Particular Sitting As we speak Over Decide vs Decide In Calcutta Excessive Court docket

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Supreme Court's Special Sitting Today Over Judge vs Judge In Calcutta High Court

The Supreme Court docket had earlier pulled up Justice Abhijeet Gangopadhyay

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court docket will convene for a particular listening to at the moment after it took suo motu cognisance of Calcutta Excessive Court docket Decide Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay’s accusation towards a colleague.

5 senior judges of the Supreme Court docket, together with Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, will hear the case at the moment at 10:30 am.

In an unprecedented occasion, Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay accused his colleague, Justice Soumen Sen who presided over a division bench that stayed a single-judge order for a CBI probe into medical admission irregularities, of working for a political occasion. 

This got here after Justice Sen stayed an order handed by Justice Gangopadhyay, who had ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, or CBI, into allegations of pretend caste certificates being issued in Bengal.

Nonetheless, after his order was stayed by Justice Sen’s division bench, Justice Gangopadhyay took up the matter once more and ordered the CBI to take up the investigation.

In his later order, Justice Gangopadhyay not solely ignored the Division Bench’s order but in addition requested for a relook by the Supreme Court docket into the orders handed by Justice Sen whom he accused of working for a political occasion.

“Justice Sen is clearly working for some political occasion on this state. Subsequently, if the Honorable Supreme Court docket thinks so, then there’s a have to re-look on the orders handed in circumstances associated to the state. What Justice Sen has accomplished at the moment is to additional his private curiosity to avoid wasting political occasion in energy on this state. Subsequently, his actions clearly quantity to misconduct,” Justice Gangopadhyay stated.

Justice Gangopadhyay additionally questioned why Justice Sen remained a Calcutta Excessive Court docket decide regardless of a Supreme Court docket Collegium recommending his switch in 2021.

In his order, Justice Gangopadhyay revealed a purported personal chat between judges. He alleged that Justice Sen referred to as Justice Amrita Sinha to his chambers on the final day earlier than the current court docket trip and advised her that Abhishek Banerjee has a political future and that he should not be disturbed. 

Justice Sinha reported the matter to the Chief Justice of Calcutta Excessive Court docket, who has reported the matter to the Chief Justice of India, Justice Gangopadhyay claimed.

Justice Abhijeet Gangopadhyay has been pulled up earlier by the Supreme Court docket for chatting with the press on circumstances he was listening to.

He has typically made statements which have been interpreted as political. Most of those statements have been perceived to be towards the ruling Trinamool Congress within the state. The TMC demanded he ought to step down from the judiciary to affix politics as a substitute.

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