Source: The Indian Express

Andhra CM’s complaint against Justice Ramana dismissed by CJI

THE Supreme Court Wednesday issued a statement that a complaint made by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in October 2020 against Justice NV Ramana has been dismissed after being duly dealt with under the in-house procedure.

The statement added all the matters dealt with under the in-house procedure were strictly confidential and not liable to be made public.

Outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde Wednesday also recommended the name of senior-most judge Justice NV Ramana as his successor.

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy who is facing multiple cases of corruption had written to the CJI on October 6 alleging that Justice Ramana has been influencing the Andhra Pradesh High Court against his Government. The letter also cast aspersions on the several sitting judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court including the Chief Justice of that High Court.

The letter came after a bench led by Justice Ramana directed that the trial of all MLA and MPs who are facing charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act be expedited.

Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association (SCAORA), the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA), Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had slammed Chief Minister Reddy for writing a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) casting aspersions on Justice N V Ramana, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court who is in line of becoming the CJI in April 2021.

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