Supreme Court dismisses writ petition challenging appointment of sitting AP High Court judge Imposes Rs 50000 as costs

Bar & Bench February 4 2013

The Supreme Court today dismissed a writ petition challenging the appointment of Justice N.V. Ramana to the Andhra Pradesh High Court [M. Manohar Reddy & Anr v. Union of India & Ors, WP(C) 174 of 2012] and also imposed costs of Rs. 50, 000 on each of the petitioners.

The writ petition had been filed by M. Manohar Reddy and Senior Advocate M.V. Narasimha Reddy on the grounds that the Collegium had failed to take notice of several vital facts while recommending Justice Ramana’s name for elevation to the High Court. A . . .

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