No union minister had called up the judge: CJI

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New Delhi, Jul 5: The on-going controversy of the union minister for threatening the Madras High Court Justice R Regupathi to release medical student petitioner and his father, has now taken a new turn.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan said that no minister had called up the Madras High Court judge R Regupathi. He said, "No minister had called the judge. That is my information. It seems that one lawyer claimed that some minister was interested in the case.

He also added, "The judge told the lawyer that he was not interested in knowing if any minister was interested or not. The judge has written a letter to the Chief Justice (of the Madras High Court) and he is sending it to me."

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