CBI inquiry sought into advocates' protest

The petitioners, K P Venkatesh and others have alleged that the advocates took law into their hands, locked up the judges until the Chief Justice himself intervened. Pointing out that the legal fraternity across the country had condemned the incident, the petitioners have said that the Supreme Court failed to condemn the incident or initiate action against those involved.

Blackmail

Refering to the allegations against the Chief Justice, the petitioners pointed to the report of the ‘fact finding committee’ which visited Kaverirajpuram stating that there was ‘no encroachment’ by the Chief Justice.

They submitted that some advocates including few seniors were blackmailing the judiciary through their ‘false allegations.’ Terming the November 9 protest as a black day in the State Judiciary, the petitioners have sought a CBI probe into the episode.

Land grabbing

They have also sought directions to make public the report submitted by Survey of India in connection with land grabbing allegations against Chief Justice and initiate action against District Collector, Thiruvallur district for giving false report. The division bench comprising Justice Jawad Rahim and Justice Govindarajulu adjourned the matter.  

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