CBI can act against ex- HC top judge: CJI

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Front Page - Dhanan­jay.Ma­ha­p­a­tra @times­group.com

New Delhi: Chief Jus­tice of In­dia Ran­jan Go­goi has told CBI to “take fur­ther ac­tion in ac­cor­dance with law” on an In­tel­li­gence Bureau re­port red-flag­ging for­mer Madras High Court Chief Jus­tice V K Tahilra­mani’s al­leged ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in pur­chase of two flats in Chen­nai, the de­ci­sion to dis­solve a spe­cial HC bench deal­ing with idol theft cases in­volv­ing in­flu­en­tial peo­ple and her al­leged close links with a Tamil Nadu min­is­ter.

The IB had sub­mit­ted a five-page re­port af­ter Jus­tice Tahilra­mani re­signed fol­low­ing the CJI-led col­legium on Septem­ber 3 re­it­er­at­ing its de­ci­sion to trans­fer her as chief jus­tice of Megha­laya HC. The col­legium had de­cided on Au­gust 28 to trans­fer her to Megha­laya HC as CJ “for bet­ter adAug 28: Supreme Court col­legium trans­fers Madras HC Chief Jus­tice Tahilra­mani to Megha­laya HC

Sept 2: She re­quests col­legium to re­con­sider its trans­fer de­ci­sion

Sept 3: Col­legium sticks to de­ci­sion, say­ing it is not pos­si­ble to ac­cede to her plea

Sept 6: Jus­tice Tahilra­mani puts in her pa­pers

min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice”. On Septem­ber 2, Jus­tice Tahilra­mani had re­quested the col­legium to re­con­sider its de­ci­sion. But the col­legium stuck to its de­ci­sion to trans­fer her while record­ing that “it is not pos­si­ble to ac­cede to her re­quest”. She ten­dered her res­ig­na­tion on Septem­ber 6.

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