Jan. 18: Supreme Court judges Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur, and Kurian Joseph (in pic), held a press conference in New Delhi, in expressed displeasure about Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra’s way of allocating cases.
April 20: Representatives of several Opposition parties submitted a motion to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in his capacity as Chairperson of the Upper House of Parliament. The move comes a day after a bench headed by Justice Misra refused to order a probe into the death of Judge Loya. The motion was supported by 71 MPs of the Rajya Sabha, including those from the Congress, SP, BSP, RJD, CPI(M) and NCP.
April 22: Two senior Judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Ranjan Gogoi and M B Lokur, have urged the Chief Justice of India to hold a full court to discuss the institutional issues plaguing the higher judiciary.
April 22: As the Congress awaits the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on an impeachment notice, the party considered moving the Supreme Court if the petition was rejected. Party leaders said if the Upper House chairman did not find merit in the notice for the impeachment, the decision could call for a judicial review.
April 22: As the Congress awaits the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on an impeachment notice, the party considered moving the Supreme Court if the petition was rejected.
April 22: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu cut short his visit to Hyderabad and returned to the national capital to set in motion the process of consultations after an impeachment notice was filed against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by seven opposition parties. Naidu held deliberations with a number of constitutional and legal experts, including Attorney General K K Venugopal. He also spoke to Subhash Kashyap, former secretary general of the Lok Sabha, PK Malhotra, former law secretary, Sanjay Singh, former legislative secretary and senior officials of the Rajya Sabha secretariat.
April 24: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, citing absence of any “proved misbehaviour” or “incapacity” on the part of the senior judge. He ruled in a10-page order that the grounds were insufficient to admit the petition.