CJI an "accused" in Cauvery case? Karnataka Bandh ends with a farcical plea

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The Karnataka bandh ended with a farcical plea being filed in a Mandya court in which it was sought to make the Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur among others an accused for interfering in the Cauvery issue.

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The plea filed by M D Rajanna before the PCJ and JMFC court in Mandya states that in matter pertaining to water disputes neither the Supreme Court or any other court can exercise its jurisdiction.

The complainant says that he is a resident of Mandya and has personal and general interest over the Cauvery issue. He says he is aggrieved by the order of the Supreme Court which recently ordered the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

He says that the Supreme Court has passed an illegal order despite not having jurisdiction over the issue. He says that the judges knew that they were passing an order contrary to the law and hence this amounts to an offence.

The petitioner has also sought action against Justices Dipak Mishra and Uday Umesh Lalit who also heard the matter in the Supreme Court. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa is Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, Chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are also been made an accused in the plea. The petitioner has sought that the court take cognisance of the matter and punish these persons under Section 420 (Cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

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