CJI squashes regional SC benches recommendation

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CJI says no to regional SC benches
New Delhi, Jan 30: Equating the Law Commission"s recommendation for setting up of regional Supreme Court Benches to the 'disintegration' of the apex court, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) KG Balakrishnan rejected the proposal.

“I am not in favour of the disintegration of the Supreme Court. Personally I feel the Supreme Court cannot be in any other part of India. This is the highest court of the land. It is in the capital city of the land," he said on Saturday, Jan 30.

“It is a final court and we should maintain the integrity of the Supreme Court." he added.

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