The Judge said that “the aforesaid act of Andhra Pradesh police reflects as to how head of the Police, i.e., the Director General of Police, Government of Andhra Pradesh, is functioning as per the dictate of the Government, not in upholding rule of law in the State.”
The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice UU Lalit on Monday will hear plea by GS Mani & Anr. against Andhra CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy after he wrote a letter to the CJI making allegations against Judges of Supreme Court and the High Court and released the contents of letter in media
In response to Upadhyay's letter requesting reconsideration, Venugopal reiterated his stand that the issue of contempt is a matter between Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and Andhra CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his principal advisor.
Even as the Covid conflagration rages and the nation hurtles towards an economic crisis of unfathomable proportions, controversies surrounding the judiciary continue to compete for the headlines as they have been doing for the last several weeks.
The growing and steady barrage of ad hominem public attacks on sitting senior judges reveal how the Supreme Court has become an arena for target practice by politicians and opportunists from within and outside.
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.