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Senior SC judge red flags Centre's interference

Senior SC judge red flags Centres interference
NEW DELHI: Senior-most Supreme Court judge, Justice J Chelameswar, has shot off a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) asking him to consider convening a full court to take up the issue of alleged executive interference in judiciary.
Justice Chelameswar, in his letter written on March 21, cautioned that "the bonhomie between the judiciary and the government in any State sounds the death knell to democracy". The letter, copies of which were also sent to 22 other apex court judges, has questioned the probe initiated by Karnataka high court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari against district and sessions judge Krishna Bhat at the instance of Union ministry of law and justice, despite his name being recommended for elevation twice by the Collegium.-"Someone from Bangalore has already beaten us in the race...," Justice Chelameswar wrote in his six-page letter.
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