Reluctant Justice Sen to face Lok Sabha impeachment

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New Delhi, Sep 3: All attempts made by Justice Soumitra Sen to avoid the disgrace of being the first judge to be impeached by the Parliament have gone to vain when the Lok Sabha, finally decided to go ahead with its impeachment process. Sen, who has sent his resignation letter to the Lok Sabha speaker, has expressed his intention not to attend the Lok Sabha impeachment.

His lawyers in Delhi would hand-deliver his resignation letter to President and Union Law Minister. The Rajya Sabha had earlier endorsed the impeachment motion against the Calcutta high court judge who later decided not to appear before the bar of the Lower House.

The motion would be taken up on Monday and Tuesday. Parties such as the Congress have already issued a three line whip to their members for attendance and voting.

Justice Sen has been accused of misappropriating 33 lakhs in 1983 when he was made a receiver of the court. He did not disclose this when he was made a judge in 2003. Sen was ordered to return the money with interest in 2006 by the Calcutta High Court. In 2008, the then Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan had asked him to quit, but Sen refused.

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