Ghaziabad District and Sessions judge Vishnu Chandra Gupta has denied having interfered with the trial in the provident fund scam allegedly involving 36 judicial officers and Allahabad High Court judges.
In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, Gupta said he held the apex court in the highest esteem and tendered a "sincere" and "unqualified apology" if it found any act of his as interfering with the administration of justice. The special bench of SC will consider Gupta's affidavit on Wednesday.
Gupta has explained the reasons for holding a closed door meeting with the CBI counsel on July 30, 2010 in his chamber. He, however, added that the talk with the agency officials and lawyer wasn't meant to interfere with the on-going trial in the case.
SC on sexual assault
The Supreme Court has upheld sacking of a teacher accused of sexually assaulting girl students and said that in such cases the department need not conduct routine proceedings but can dismiss the employee through in-house procedure.
Rathin Pal, a music teacher at the Sangathan's school in NTPC Farakka, West Bengal. Pal allegedly indulged in immoral sexual behaviour with five girl students of Class V.
SC on Mayawati
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Mayawati government to explain why it is allegedly constructing unauthorized structures at the old jail premises in Lucknow in violation of its earlier order that only permitted construction of a park at the site.