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Prashant Bhushan raises doubts over new Supreme Court roster

By Chennabasaveshwar

Soon after the the new system of roster was introduced, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan alleged that Chief Justice of India has allocated important cases for himself and distributed mundane cases to rest of the judges.

Prashant Bhushan raises doubts over new Supreme Court roster

Prashant Bhushan tweeted, " In the new roster for allocation of cases announced by Chief Justice of India, all politically sensitive cases, including PILs, Election cases, Appointment of Constitutional and Statutory functionaries including law officers, Commissions of Inquiry, to be heard by CJI alone. Others to hear mundane cases only.

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CJI of India Dipak Misra made public Supreme Court Judges' roster. The Supreme Court Judges Roster to be effective from February 5, 2018. Post the "unprecedented" press conference by the four senior-most judges of the SC, roster system comes into Force.

According to reports, the Roster shows the type of cases that will be listed before Benches headed by the twelve senior-most judges of the Supreme Court - Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur, Kurian Joseph, AK Sikri, SA Bobde, RK Agrawal, NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, AK Goel and Rohinton Nariman.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Justice, the judges had said that they were unhappy with the way cases were being allotted to different judges in the apex court.

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