SC bins plea to fill up judge vacancies in K’taka HC

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a writ petition filed by Bengaluru-based advocate P P Hegde seeking a direction to the Union government for filling up the vacant post of judges in the Karnataka High Court.

“We are not inclined to entertain the petition,” a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said.

On this, advocate Amit Pai, appearing for petitioner P P Hegde, sought permission to withdraw the petition which was allowed by the court.

“The writ petition is dismissed as withdrawn,” the court ordered.

In his petition filed in 2017, Hegde claimed as many as 2.07 lakh cases were pending before the Karnataka High Court, which was functioning with only 40% of judges. It was seriously infringing upon the fundamental rights of the citizens to get speedy justice, his plea stated.

The court had, on November 13, 2017, adjourned the matter, saying some of the appointments to the vacant post of judges in the Karnataka High Court would be made soon.

The Karnataka High Court has 62 sanctioned post of judges.

The court had, in October, last, dismissed a similar plea by another advocate, G R Mohan.

"Many judges have been appointed and many more would be appointed,” the court had said.

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