SC receives communication on Justice Akil Kureshi's elevation as MP chief justice; govt's decision to be placed before Collegium

  • Supreme Court hasreceived a communication from the law ministry on the Collegium's recommendation to elevate Justice Akil Kureshi as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court

  • The communication of the ministry would soon be placed before the Collegium to take a call on it

  • A plea was moved by the Gujarat High Court Bar Association seeking a direction to the Centre to notify the elevation of Justice Kureshi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it had received a communication from the Ministry of Law and Justice on the Collegium's recommendation, elevating Justice Akil Kureshi as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the communication of the ministry would be placed before the Collegium to take a call on it.

The bench, also comprising justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer, deferred the hearing on a plea moved by the Gujarat High Court Bar Association, which has sought a direction to the Centre to notify the elevation of Justice Kureshi.

Updated Date: Aug 28, 2019 17:03:50 IST