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Apex court rejects plea against Andhra judge’s appointment

The Supreme Court  on Monday dismissed a plea seeking the quashing of the appointment of Justice N V Ramana as a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court and slapped a cost of Rs.50,000 each on the two petitioners.

The apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai while dismissing the petition imposed a cost of Rs.50,000 each on petitioner advocate M. Manohar Reddy and the other advocate who filed the plea with him.

‘We find this writ petition not only without merit but also wanting in bona fides. It is, accordingly, dismissed with costs of Rs.50,000 payable by each of the two petitioners. The cost amount must be deposited in a fund for the welfare of the employees of the Andhra Pradesh High Court within four weeks from today,’ Justice Alam and Justice Desai said.

Justice Alam said it was ‘important to protect the court from uncalled for attacks and the individual judges from unjust infliction of injuries’.
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