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Judges’ association, SCBA come out in support of sitting judge of Supreme Court, blast Andhra CM’s letter

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New Delhi, Oct 17 (ILNS): All India Judges Association (AIJA) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) have condemned the letter dated October 6, 2020, sent to Chief Justice of India by Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy making serious allegations against a sitting judge of the Supreme Court.

The AIJA in its resolution condemning the letter has said: “This act of political executive is lacking in propriety and is not in accord with the highest office of the constitutional functionary involved.”

The SCBA on the other hand on the release of the letter in public domain has said that such actions by constitutional functionaries are opposed to conventions causing serious inroads impacting the independence of the judiciary as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

In an eight page letter written to the Chief Justice of India on October 6, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy accused a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of attempting to destabilize and topple the YSR Congress government in the state.

Reddy has further alleged questionable transactions of land in Amravati involving the two daughters of the Judge.  

Reddy has also alleged that the judge has been influencing the sittings of the (Andhra Pradesh) High Court including the roster of a few honourable judges.

Several Associations, lawyers, students and Judges have condemned the letter and have come out in support of the Judge.


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