Received complaint against former chief justice: PMO

  • Nagendar Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Aug 30, 2013 12:57 IST

The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed having received a complaint against the former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir, which it has forwarded it to the ministries of health and law for “appropriate action, if required.”

 In response to an RTI application by activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal, the PMO replied that a complaint by Delhi-based journalist Dr M Furqan was received on July 20.

Furqan also sent his complaint demanding a probe into some of the judgements delivered by the bench headed by Justice Kabir to President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan.

 The five-page complaint refers to the majority judgement of the SC, delivered by a bench headed by Justice Kabir on July 18, a day before he retired, which scrapped the National Eligibility cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in medical and dental colleges.

 

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