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Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has urged Justice H P...

Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has urged Justice H P Sandesh of Karnataka High Court not to hear the case against the Anti-Corruption Bureau for the time being. Justice Sandesh himself has started this hearing taking cognizance. During this he has made many comments. He has also claimed that he has received transfer threats. The Supreme Court has requested the judge not to hear the matter for 3 days and said that it will consider the entire matter on Thursday.

State government and ACB chief’s petition

Seemant Kumar Singh, the head of the Karnataka government and the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court and raised the issue of continuous remarks and orders being passed by the judge in the Supreme Court. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state government, told a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, “A bail case was before the judge. He did not say anything on bail, but took suo motu cognizance of the problem in the functioning of the ACB. Started the hearing. The judge has the right to take cognizance but after that he should have referred the matter to the Chief Justice of the High Court. The Chief Justice would have referred the matter to the appropriate bench according to the roster.

Officer’s ACR read in open court

The counsel appearing for ADGP Seemant Kumar Singh told the court that Justice Sandesh sought a full report on the action taken by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the matter since 2016. The bureau sought details of the closed cases. He even asked for the ADGP’s Service Record (ACR). It was read in open court. Despite the matter coming to the Supreme Court, he has issued an order again yesterday, which has not been uploaded yet. He has also fixed the matter for hearing on Wednesday.”

Supreme Court will hear on July 14

On this, Chief Justice NV Ramana said that he would like to see the order. He requested the judge of the Karnataka High Court to adjourn his hearing for 3 days. The Chief Justice said that the matter will be heard on July 14.

Transfer threat claim

Significantly, Justice Sandesh of the Karnataka High Court had called the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau a ‘recovery centre’. He had also called ACB chief Singh a ‘tainted officer’. He had also said that IPS Seemant Singh is a very influential officer. He has good contacts in Delhi. The judge had claimed that he was told by another judge of the Karnataka High Court that he had received a call from Delhi regarding this. It was also said in that phone that he can be transferred in the same way as another judge has done before.

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