Hearing on PIL against former CJ tomorrow

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New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear a PIL seeking judicial enquiry against former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal who has been facing allegations that he passed sealing orders to benifit his two sons who have interest and relations with shopping mall developers.

According to the petitioner Manoher Lal Sharma, an advocate, it is in the interest of the instituition of judiciary that a judicial enquiry is ordered to clear the air.

Justice Sabharwal has denied the allegation as baseless.

Mr Shaberwal was the presiding judge of the bench which had ordered the sealing of commercial premises which had been illegally operating from residential areas in Delhi.

Many intellectuals and political leaders including Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee and well known jurist S S Narimann have supported the demand for judicial enquiry publicly.

According to the petitioner, since the reputation of the judiciary is at stake, something has to be done to clear the air.

It may noted here that the editor of Mid Day and other senior journalists of the paper are already on bail after having been convicted for contempt of court for publishing a write-up against Justice Sabherwal and were sentenced to four months of simple imprisonment by the High Court. The order of conviction and sentence has already been stayed by the Supreme Court.


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