SC dismisses lawyers' plea seeking stay on appointment of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as 44th CJI

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 December 2016, 12:21 PM
SC dismisses lawyers' plea seeking stay on appointment of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as CJI (filepics)
SC dismisses lawyers' plea seeking stay on appointment of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as CJI (filepics)

Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by a lawyers' body seeking stay on appointment of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as the next Chief Justice of India, as the 44th Chief Justice of India.

Earlier on December 23, the vacation bench of the Supreme Court declined to entertain a public interest writ petition challenging the government’s decision to elevate Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar as CJI. 

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Justices Ashok Bhushan and L. Nageswara Rao dismissed the PIL, filed by the National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Transparen-cy and Reforms (NLCJTR), as infructuous since the President had already issued a notification appointing Justice Khehar as the next CJI. Justice Khehar will be sworn-in on January 4, 2017.

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