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‘Will Hear in Due Course,’ SC Says of Plea Seeking FIR Into Alleged Conspiracy to Fix CJI in ‘False Case’
When the advocate said his plea be listed for hearing before the same bench which had dealt with a lawyer's affidavit claiming a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI, Justice Bobde said, "We will see when it will be listed and before whom".
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that a plea seeking direction to CBI to lodge an FIR into alleged conspiracy to fix Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a “concocted, false sexual harassment” case will be heard in due course.
Since the matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer, the bench asked, “What is the urgency? You have filed it and it will come up for hearing.”
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“It will be listed in due course,” it said. The petitioner’s advocate later told the bench that he was not seeking an urgent listing of the matter. When the advocate said his plea be listed for hearing before the same bench which had dealt with a lawyer’s affidavit claiming a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI, Justice Bobde said, “We will see when it will be listed and before whom”.
Advocate M L Sharma had also named activist lawyers like Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan, Kamini Jaiswal, Vrinda Grover, Indira Jaising, Nina Gupta Bhasin and Dushyant Dave as parties in his PIL.
He has alleged that the actions of some of the lawyers amounted to “contempt of court” and there was a “planned conspiracy” to defame the CJI. “The actions not only amount to contempt of court but there was also a planned conspiracy to defame the CJI and to control him and other judges of the Supreme Court. This is a serious fraud, forgery and false criminal attack upon the CJI and the institution,” the plea has said.
The plea also sought a direction to the CBI for registering an FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code against all the lawyers and the NGOs run by them, to arrest them and to investigate the case since 2010.