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Updated : 2 months, 3 weeks ago IST
Addressing a gathering on the occasion of his facilitation ceremony organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association, Justice DY Chandrachud appreciated his predecessor CJI UU Lalit for taking concrete steps towards making a listing of matters more transparent.
The court gave the accused a benefit of doubt and directed to set free the accused forthwith if not required in any other case.
The Supreme Court on Monday set aside the Delhi High Court order and acquitted three men who were awarded the death penalty by a lower court after being held guilty of raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in Delhi's Chhawala area in 2012.
Updated : 3 months ago IST
Lauding CJI Justice UU Lalit, Chandrachud said that Justice Lalit has raised the bar for the Chief Justice and that he has large-size shoes to fill as the next Chief Justice of India.
"It was not proper for the High Court to entertain a PIL which is based on mere allegations and half-baked truth that too at the hands of a person who has not been able to fully satisfy his credentials and has come to the Court with unclean hands," the court said.
CJI Lalit said that his journey in the Supreme Court began by mentioning a case before Justice YV Chandrachud and now he passes the baton to his son, DY Chandrachud.
Today's verdict of Supreme Court is a setback in the century-long struggle for social justice, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said.
A bench of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Bela M Trivedi posted the case for hearing on November 10 after an advocate mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.
A bench of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Bela M Trivedi confirmed the death penalty sentencing to LeT terrorist Mohammad Arif observing that his guilt has been proved.
Updated : 3 months, 1 week ago IST
Justice Chandrachud will take oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on November 9 as current CJI UU Lalit will demit his office on November 8 after having a brief tenure of 74 days as the head of India's judiciary.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit adjourned the matter after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought an adjournment in the case.
Chief Justice of India UU Lalit on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court registry to apprise it of the reason for not listing a matter which has been ready to be listed for a year and a half.