SC dismisses plea seeking to restrain Justice Chandrachud from taking oath as CJI
SC dismisses plea seeking to restrain Justice Chandrachud from taking oath as CJI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking the restraining of its senior-most Justice DY Chandrachud from taking oath as the Chief Justice (CJI) on November 9 and termed the petition as based on a misconception. The Supreme Court said that, after hearing the argument of the lawyer, we do not see any reason to hear, we find the whole petition to be based on a wrong assumption.

Earlier, when a lawyer had mentioned the matter for hearing on Thursday, a bench headed by CJI Uday Umesh Lalit had said that it would hear the petition only on Wednesday. CJI Lalit said that documents related to the case should be brought for my brother (Justice S Ravindra Bhat) and sister (Justice Bela M Trivedi). We will list the matter at quarter to one o'clock in the afternoon. Nominated Chief Justice Chandrachud is to take oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on November 9. This petition was filed by Mursaline Asijit Sheikh.

Let us tell you that Justice DY Chandrachud is the son of Justice YV Chandrachud, the longest-serving CJI in the country. His father held the top post of the Indian judiciary from 22 February 1978 to 11 July 1985. Justice Chandrachud will succeed Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, who retires on attaining the age of 65 years. Justice Lalit is retiring from the post of CJI on November 8 and had a brief tenure of 74 days in the post.

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