Supreme Court decides not to go public with judges' letters

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court has taken a decision in its own favour, deciding not to disclose the details with respect to the promotion of the judges to the apex court.

The fact that Supreme Court was hearing this case, involving its own appeal had also triggered a controversy.

Earlier this week, the court was asked to make public the correspondence it shared with the government, when it recommended the names of five high court judges to be elevated to the Supreme Court.

Based on Right to Information (RTI) Act, the order came from the Central Information Commission.

The Commission also asked the court to disclose letters exchanged between the Chief Justice of India, and a Madras High Court judge, who was allegedly approached by a Union Minister trying to influence a case in his court.

The Supreme Court expressed unhappiness on being asked to place letters on both issues in the public domain; the Supreme Court appealed to itself, and has now won an official pardon. The Supreme Court has also stayed the orders of the Commission. (ANI)

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