SC asks Delhi HC CJ for names of 5 judges to select special judge for

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court to offer names of 5 high court judges of “high caliber and outright integrity” for designating among them as the special judge to replace Bharat Prasahar who has been performing trials in coal scam cases here considering that 2014. The top court in 2014 had actually quashed 214 coal obstructs assigned by the Centre in between 1993 and 2010 and had ordered conducing of trial by a special CBI Judge.A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde bore in mind of the letter of Delhi High Court’s Registrar General that the authorization be approved to choose or publish another suitable presiding judicial officer as Special Judge in place of Parashar “We find that Bharat Parashar who has acted as a Special Judge (PC Act), (CBI)-07, Patiala Home Court, New Delhi, requires to be replaced, as he has now completed more than 6 years in the exact same post after having actually been posted as Special Judge in the above discussed court since 19.08.2014.”We appropriately ask for the Chief Justice, Delhi High Court to give us a panel of names of about five judges of a high quality and outright integrity to allow us to recommend an appropriate replacement for Bharat Parashar, Special Judge,” said the bench which also made up justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.The bench kept in mind of the submission of special public district attorney R S Cheema that the law considers the disposal of the such cases needs to be guaranteed in 2 years which may be extended upto four times by durations of 6 months each.It bore in mind of the reality that Parashar has been functioning as the special judge because 2014 and his replacement is now needed and fixed the case after two weeks to consider the names to be supplied by the Chief Justice of the High Court.

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