Supreme Court dismisses plea against appointment of new Chief Justice of India
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking the quashing of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar's appointment as the next Chief Justice of India.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking the quashing of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar's appointment as the next Chief Justice of India.
The vacation bench of Justice RK Agrawal and Justice DY Chandrachud dismissed as "without merit" the petition by the National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms and others.
President Pranab Mukherjee on 19 December appointed Justice Khehar as the 44th Chief Justice of India. He will be sworn-in on 4 January, 2017. The incumbent Chief Justice TS Thakur retires on 3 January.
The bench, however, said that it is leaving the question open on the validity of the changes made in the pattern of the examination.
The apex court said that grant of such a relief is in the nature of a review of the judgement of this court and in various decisions.
The top court was hearing a plea on Monday filed by a farmers’ body protesting against the three new farm laws and seeking directions to allow and stage ''satyagrah'' at Jantar Mantar