Centre Blocking Elevation of Justice Kureshi, Who Once Sent Amit Shah to Custody
…The Centre’s inaction on the collegium’s recommendation to elevate Bombay high court judge, Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi, as chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh high court sends ominous signals on how the Modi government is likely to treat the collegium in its second term.
Justice Kureshi had in 2010 remitted the current Union home minister, Amit Shah, to police custody for two days in the Sohrabuddin case.…
In the case of Justice Kureshi, it is not just the non-compliance by the Centre with the timeline laid down in the MoP, which causes concern. The Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHAA) described the appointment of the ACJ of Madhya Pradesh high court as a “clearly uncalled for interference by the executive”.…
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