Anil Ambani’s personal appearance: Supreme Court sacks court masters for tampering with order

Bar & Bench February 14 2019
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The Supreme Court has sacked two court masters - Manav Sharma and Tapan Kumar Chakaraborty - for tampering with orders of the Supreme Court in Ericsson's contempt plea against Reliance Communications and Anil Ambani, reports The Telegraph.

The order in question was of January 7, wherein the Court had issued notice to Anil Ambani and had sought his personal appearance. However, when the order was uploaded on the website it read:

“personal appearance of the alleged contemnor(s) dispensed with”

This had been brought to the Court's notice by Ericsson counsel and a corrected order was uploaded on the website on January 10.

After a preliminary inquiry, it was found that the omission of the word “not” in the order was not accidental.

An order was passed by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi on the administrative side dismissing the two employees.

Meanwhile, the Court yesterday reserved its verdict in the contempt petition after a day-long hearing.

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