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Justice Khanna maintained that mere uploading of the gazette notification giving the present and the proposed land use with plot numbers was not sufficient compliance.(SOURCED)

Dissenting judge laments lack of public consultation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utkarsh Anand & Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:28 AM IST
The arguments by the Centre did not convince Justice Khanna with respect to the authorities’ compliance with the laws in letter and spirit for a project, which he said, involved the right to participate and the duty to consult.
The Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court.(HT Photo)

SC upholds death to man for raping girl, killing brother

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:48 AM IST
Justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant confirmed Manoharan’s death sentence while justice Sanjiv Khanna dissented saying the case did not fall under the rarest of the rare category to warrant capital punishment.
The matter will now be listed before another bench of the Supreme Court for a detailed hearing in the case, ANI reported.(PTI)
The matter will now be listed before another bench of the Supreme Court for a detailed hearing in the case, ANI reported.(PTI)

Justice Sanjiv Khanna recuses from hearing 1984 riots convict Sajjan Kumar’s appeal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 01:47 AM IST
Justice Khanna was the part of the top court’s bench, which was hearing the case. He had dismissed his bail in the Delhi High Court in 2015 in connection with the case.
Going by seniority, justice Khanna, 58, is in line to become chief justice of India (CJI) in November 2024 for a term of seven months.(HT File Photo)
Going by seniority, justice Khanna, 58, is in line to become chief justice of India (CJI) in November 2024 for a term of seven months.(HT File Photo)

Why Supreme Court collegium elevated Justice Sanjiv Khanna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The collegium’s controversial decision to elevate justice Sanjiv Khanna from the Delhi high court to the Supreme Court may have been driven by a desire to ensure continuity in the top court’s leadership after November 2024, a person familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges on Friday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to justices Maheshwari and Khanna during the swearing-in ceremony held in court number 1 of the apex court.(PTI)
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges on Friday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to justices Maheshwari and Khanna during the swearing-in ceremony held in court number 1 of the apex court.(PTI)

Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna take oath as Supreme Court judges amid row over their appointment

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 11:12 AM IST
The sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 31. With the swearing-in of justices Maheshwari and Khanna, the strength has now gone up to 28.
Bar Council of Delhi chairman K C Mittal on Thursday underlined the need for “a transparent, accountable and objective” collegium system for the appointment of judges to maintain credibility while saying “nothing has happened so far in this direction”.(Getty Images)
Bar Council of Delhi chairman K C Mittal on Thursday underlined the need for “a transparent, accountable and objective” collegium system for the appointment of judges to maintain credibility while saying “nothing has happened so far in this direction”.(Getty Images)

‘Streamline collegium system’, demands Delhi Bar Council chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The elevation of Sanjiv Khanna to Supreme Court has triggered a controversy with former Delhi high court judge Kailash Gambhir writing to President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday to ask him “to prevent another historical blunder”. Mittal said it was high time “to streamline the system to obviate any kind of grievance or discomfort”.
Karnataka High Court Chief justice Dinesh Maheshwari (left) was recently overlooked for elevation and the Delhi High Court’s justice Sanjeev Khanna (right) is junior to many sitting Chief Justices and puisne judges of the high courts.
Karnataka High Court Chief justice Dinesh Maheshwari (left) was recently overlooked for elevation and the Delhi High Court’s justice Sanjeev Khanna (right) is junior to many sitting Chief Justices and puisne judges of the high courts.

Amid row, Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Dinesh Maheshwari appointed to Supreme Court

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 10:29 PM IST
While recommending the names of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the Collegium took into consideration the combined seniority on an all-India basis of Chief Justices and senior puisne judges of High Courts, apart from their merit and integrity.
The National Judicial Accountability Commission should be re-introduced.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The National Judicial Accountability Commission should be re-introduced.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

The collegium system isn’t foolproof

By Rajiv Nayar
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The supersession of three senior Delhi HC judges exposes a chink in the process of appointment of judges.
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