SC has dismissed a plea filed by district judges seeking appointment as judges of the Madras High Court and challenging recommendations of their juniors for the post. They also sought the clubbing of their experience with the service rendered by them as judicial officers for determining their eligibility.
SC said “pleas of unsoundness of mind under Section 84 of IPC or mitigating circumstances like juvenility of age, ordinarily ought to be raised during trial itself. Belated claims not only prevent proper production & appreciation of evidence, but they also undermine genuineness of the defence’s case.”
A plea has been filed in SC seeking issuance of specific directions in custodial killing/ encounter of accused Rakesh Pandey yesterday and for the registration of FIR under Sections 302, 201, 120-B, 193 of the Indian Penal Code against the police officials involved in custodial killing/alleged encounter.