CBI can act against ex- HC top judge: CJI
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.