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Supreme Court dismisses plea for removal of Andhra High Court judge

Press Trust of India
Feb 04, 2013 at 01:40pm IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of Justice NV Ramana as a judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court on the ground that a criminal case was pending against him at the time of his elevation to the bench. A bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam also imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on the petitioner who had sought quashing of appointment of the judge.

The court passed the order on a PIL filed by one M Manohar Reddy who had alleged that appointment of Justice Ramana was unconstitutional and illegal. The petitioner had alleged that Justice Ramana, at the time of his appointment, was a proclaimed offender in a case of rioting and destruction of public property in 1981 when he was a student of Nagarjuna University.

Justice Ramana was elevated as permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000.

SC dismisses plea for removal of Andhra HC judge

The court passed the order on a PIL which alleged that appointment of Justice Ramana was unconstitutional and illegal.

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