Judge who remanded Amit Shah to CBI custody excluded from SC elevation
Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi, one of the senior-most High Court chief justices in the country, has been left out from the list cleared for elevation to the Supreme Court by the collegium on Wednesday. The SC collegiums headed by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana cleared nine other chief justices and judges for elevation, post the retirement of R.F. Nariman.
While Justice Nariman is said to have recommended Justice Kureshi for elevation when he was part of the collegium, post his retirement on August 12, nine other names got cleared instead.
Justice Kureshi is well known for having remanded current union home minister and ex-BJP national president Amit Shah in CBI custody over a decade ago (when Shah was Gujarat home minister) in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case….