Justice Markandey Katju

  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. The government's...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge July 22, 2014

    Manmohan Singh has broken his silence over Justice Katju's charges of corruption in judiciary saying that former law minister HR Bhardwaj explained everything and he had nothing more to add to it. Speaking to the Speaker during a discussion in the house, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge objected over the matter...
  • Ex-CJI RC Lahoti slams Justice Katju, says have not done anything wrong July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti on Tuesday denied Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary and said that he has not done anything wrong. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former CJI said, "Rest everything is to be found in the record. Everything is a matter a...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • SC no to plea seeking more time for Sanjay Dutt May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition by a Bollywood production house who sought an extension of time for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender so that he could finish the shoot for its films. The two films that Dutt is currently shooting for are 'Policegiri' and...
  • Sanjay Dutt gets reprieve: Has SC set an unhealthy precedent? April 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. ...
  • SC gives Dutt 4 weeks to surrender, rejects Zaibunissa's petition April 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. ...
  • The Last Word: Was SC right to give Sanjay Dutt 4 more weeks to surrender? April 17, 2013

    Sanjay Dutt, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his prison term. ...
  • News 360: Supreme Court gives Sanjay Dutt four weeks to surrender April 17, 2013

    Sanjay Dutt, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his prison term. ...
  • 1993 Bombay blasts case: 5 convicts seek more time to surrender April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Five convicts in the 1993 Bombay blasts case on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, seeking more time to surrender. This comes after the apex court gave actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the case. The convicts who approached the apex court are Zaibunissa Kazi, Altaf Ali...
  • Sanjay Dutt gets 4 more weeks to surrender April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. The actor, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his...
  • Suspend sentences of Sanjay Dutt, Zaibunnisa: Katju April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju, spearheading efforts to seek pardon for 1993 Mumbai blast convicts Sanjay Dutt and Zaibunnisa Kazi, has sought suspension of their jail sentences as long as his appeal is pending before the President. In an appeal sent to the President, the Prime...
  • Indians vote like cattle: Justice Markandey Katju March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India is not a full-fledged democracy as 90 per cent of its people vote like sheep and cattle, Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju said in New Delhi on Saturday. Speaking to a news channel, Katju said, "Ninety per cent Indians vote in droves like sheep...
  • Top jurists divided over pardon to Sanjay Dutt March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The debate over actor Sanjay Dutt's pardon continues to polarise top jurists even as the actor himself has refused to seek clemency. While Dutt said he is ready to surrender and go to jail, others are still pushing for his pardon. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, former...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 28, 2013

    Breaking down repeatedly while addressing the media, Sanjay Dutt said he isn't seeking pardon and will surrender within the stipulated deadline. ...
  • Katju appeals for pardon on Dutt's behalf; Cong, BJP remain silent March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Amidst the clamour to seek a pardon for him, actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday broke his silence and said that he will not seek pardon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. "Right now I am a shattered man. My family is shattered. I have very very tough time in...
  • Dutt case: Cong not to interfere, BJP to respect verdict March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Sanjay Dutt's remarks that he will not seek pardon and surrender soon drew varied reactions from political parties with the Congress saying it would not like to interfere in a legal matter while the BJP said he should follow the court verdict. "We do not interfere in any...
  • Justice Katju says he'll seek pardon for Sanjay Dutt, Zaibunisa March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as actor Sanjay Dutt in a statement said that he would not apply for mercy, Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Thursday said that he would still seek pardon for Dutt and 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Zaibunisa. "I will appeal for Dutt...
  • Sanjay Dutt breaks down, says will surrender in 1993 blasts case March 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday broke his silence on his sentencing in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. An emotional Dutt broke down while speaking to the media and said he will surrender in the case and will not seek a pardon. Dutt, who broke down several times during his...
  • Amar Singh, Jaya Prada meet Maharashtra Governor to seek pardon for Sanjay Dutt March 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Lok Sabha MP from Rampur Jaya Prada today met Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan, to seek pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt. Dutt, who has already undergone imprisonment of 18 months, was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts...
  • Maha governor censures Katju for seeking pardon for Sanjay March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Governor lacks power to pardon Sanjay Dutt, senior lawyer and BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani said on Saturday criticising Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his "unseemly haste" in seeking relief for the actor sentenced to 5 years jail for possessing arms during 1993 Mumbai blasts....
  • Pardon Sanjay Dutt clamour grows even as many oppose leniency March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Sanjay Dutt was awarded a jail term of five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme Court, the clamour for his sentence to be commuted has grown louder even as others have said that his conviction has been upheld by the highest...
  • Sanjay Dutt is not a terrorist, should be pardoned: Justice Katju March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju has made a strong pitch for pardon of actor Sanjay Dutt after Supeme Court's judgement on Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Amidst growing clamour for Dutt's pardon, Justice Katju said he wants the actor be granted...
  • Support, sympathy for Sanjay Dutt after SC verdict March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday announced its verdict in the 1993 Bombay blasts case and sentenced actor Sanjay Dutt to five years in jail under the Arms Act. The actor has got support from not just Bollywood but also from political circles. Chairman of Press Council of India...
  • Pakistan has become a Jurassic park: Justice Katju March 4, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: PCI chief Markandey Katju on Monday likened Pakistan to Jurassic Park, saying violence and deaths are being reported everyday due to inherent faults in that country's formation. Delivering the second Rajiv Gandhi memorial lecture organised by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs here, he said the commotion in that country...