Judicial fraternity decries judges' transfers

The advocates fraternity have expressed their displeasure over the recent transfer of Justice Jayant Patel and the lack of transparency in the collegium in the way the judges are appointed and transferred.

The symposium was organised by the The Lawyers' Community and the Advocates of the Advocates Association, Bangalore here on Friday.

Former Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar, President of the Gujarat HC Advocates' Association, Asim Pandya and the Additional Advocate General Aditya Sondhi expressed their concern over the existing collegium system.

The above speakers said that two well-deserved judges to be elevated to the Supreme Court had lost out because of transfer orders by the collegium.

Justice D H Waghela, the now retired Chief Justice of Karnataka was transferred to the Bombay High Court where he retired. Justice Jayant Patel resigned protesting against his transfer. Both these judges were known for their integrity and delivery of justice, the speakers said. 
 
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