SC to hear Allahabad HC judges' plea today

A Bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra, which made the observations against the High Court, will take up the application at 10:30 am.

In an application moved through its registry, the High Court has sought expunction of the remarks on the ground that they “have made difficult” for the judges to function and tarnished the reputation of the entire judiciary in Uttar Pradesh.

“The remarks are unfortunate and uncalled for and have brought down the image of the Allahabad High Court judges in the eyes of the general public. The observations had made it difficult for the judges to function,” the application stated.

It submitted that judges of the High Court are appointed only after clearance from the Supreme Court collegium and as such there was no scope to question their integrity.

On November 26, in a strong indictment of Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court had said “there is something rotten” there and raised serious questions about integrity of several of its judges.

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