New Delhi, August 21
The Supreme Court at this time refused to entertain a petition searching for an inquiry into the conduct of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.
“Sorry, we can’t entertain,” a Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra instructed petitioner Arun Ramchandra Hublikar, who needed a panel of three judges to inquire into the alleged acts of “omission and commission” by Justice Gogoi.
Now a Rajya Sabha MP, Justice Gogoi retired as CJI in November 2019. He headed the Bench which determined the Ram Janmabhoomi case. Terming the PIL “infructuous”, the Bench puzzled why the petitioner didn’t press for a listening to earlier. —TNS