Retired Judge Asks Top Court To Order Centre To Elevate Justice KM Joseph

Retired Judge Asks Top Court To Order Centre To Elevate Justice KM Joseph

New Delhi: A retired district judge has moved the Top Court over the centre's rejection of Justice KM Joseph's elevation to the top court, calling the government's move illegal and arbitrar

GD Inamdar,Retired district judge , from Maharashtra's Solapur, says the centre cannot segregate the names recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium without its approval.

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In his plea, the retired judge says the Supreme Court must direct the centre to appoint Justice KM Joseph in the Supreme Court. The top court must also direct the centre to act on the Collegium's recommendations in a time-bound manner and not sit on it, he said.

The Regime had rejected the Supreme Court collegium's recommendation to elevate Justice KM Joseph last month saying it would increase the number of judges from the Kerala High Court to two though there were many high courts which did not have any representation in the top court's bench. Another reason cited by the government was that Justice Joseph was not among the senior high court chief justices.

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