HC admits SC's appeal on judges' assets issue

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Delhi High Court
New Delhi, Oct 7: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday, Oct 7, admitted an appeal filed by the Supreme Court challenging its order on the assets declaration of judges'.

The Supreme Court had held that the office of Chief Justice of India comes under Right to Information (RTI) Act and constituted a special three-judge bench to decide the issue.

A bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Murlidhar fixed Nov 12 and 13 for deciding the appeal and directed listing of the matter on those two days.

The high court had in its Sep 2 verdict on the controversial issue held that the CJI was a public authority and his office came within the purview of the transparency law.

The judgement was contrary to the stand taken by CJI K G Balakrishnan who had consistently been maintaining that his office is beyond the purview of the Right to Information Act.

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