Supreme Court seeks A-G’s assistance in deciding over media debates on CJI impeachment

Supreme Court wanted to know from the AG if the debates could be restrained

The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General (AG) K K Venugopal to assist on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain the media from reporting on the issue of impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

The bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, while hearing the petition, said, “We all are disturbed about it.”.

The Supreme Court wanted to know from the AG if the debates could be restrained.

The court, however, refused to pass any order gagging the media.

It need be mentioned that this comes a day after the Supreme Court rejected independent probe into the death of CBI Special Judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya.

Also it is on Friday that the opposition leaders have decided to resume their efforts towards impeachment of the CJI and are expected to meet Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu over this.

Even though it is said that Congress itself is not in unanimity over the issue of impeachment, the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to hold a meeting with the leaders of the Opposition parties to discuss the matter.

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