Supreme Court restarts hearing in (partly) infructuous KG Balakrishnan PIL; AG summoned

Murali Krishnan September 15 2015

The reluctance of the Supreme Court of India to investigate its brethren is infamous. The petition filed by NGO Common Cause seeking probe into the disproportionate assets amassed by the relatives of former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan finally came up for hearing today, one and half years after it was last heard.

Unfortunately, one of the main prayers in the petition seeking removal of the former CJI from the post of Chairperson of NHRC had become infructuous. The case was last heard on February 7, 2014 when . . .

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