SC stuck down the petitions seeking Jagan to be removed
The supreme court of India has struck down the petitions seeking the removal of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy from the chief minister post. On Tuesday Supreme court bench dismissed a bunch of petitions filed by GS Mani and Pradeep Kumar seeking dismissal of Jagan as chief minister for making baseless allegations against SC judge N V Ramana.
The petitioners questioned the propriety of Jagan writing a letter to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde making baseless , unlawful charges against Justice N V Ramana and a few other high court judges, besides leaking the letter to the media. A division bench of SC comprising of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul refused to receive , look into the petitions on the ground that a similar matter is already pending before another bench. The bench observed that there was no merit in the petitions at all, as it was the discretion of the CJI to decide whether to order an inquiry or not.
On the demand for an inquiry into the leakage of letter, the SC bench said there was no need for any inquiry when the letter had already been made public. On another petition asking for a restraint against Jagan to make further statements on the Amravati land scam, the bench sought to know the purpose of the petition when the gag order had already been lifted by this court.