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SC dismisses PIL seeking regulation powers of CJI Misra

Last Modified Wednesday, 11 April 2018 (12:49 IST)
New Delhi: The Supreme Court, in its judgement, on Wednesday, dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate, Ashok Pande, seeking a direction that the (CJI) should sit with the two senior-most judges in court number one and consult them in allocation of work.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed the and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, while dismissing the of Pande, said, the CJI has been entrusted the power to constitute benches and allocate work to different benches as he has been trusted by the Constitution to be at the helm of affairs of the apex court.

"The CJI has been entrusted the power to constitute benches and allocate work to different benches as he has been trusted by the Constitution to do so," the three-judge bench of the apex court today said and dismissed the PIL of Pande," it said.Dismissing the claims made in the PIL filed by lawyer, Pande, who alleged arbitrary allocation of work by the CJI, the SC in a detailed judgement said: since the CJI is a high constitutional functionary, there cannot be any distrust about the responsibilities he discharges to enable the apex court to carry out the work required under Constitution. (UNI)
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