Justice Soumitra Sen

  • LS drops motion to remove Justice Soumitra Sen September 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday decided not to proceed with the motion to remove Calcutta High Court judge Justice Soumitra Sen as he had already resigned. The decision not to go ahead with the removal motion of Justice Sen was taken after Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar held...
  • LS unlikely to take up justice Sen's removal September 5, 2011

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is unlikely to pass the Impeachment motion against Justice Soumitra Sen in the Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is expected to seek the views of all parties on Monday, on whether to proceed with the impeachment of Sen in the Lok...
  • President accepts Justice Sen's resignation September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday took the unusual step of notifying the resignation of Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court, strengthening speculation that the proceedings against him in the Lok Sabha scheduled for Monday may be dropped, but there was no official confirmation of such a move. Earlier in...
  • Justice Sen: Speaker to decide on proceedings September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will take the final call on whether to carry out proceedings against Justice Soumitra Sen in Lok Sabha or not. The Speaker will decide on Monday morning after consulting all parties, according to sources. Sources have also said that Attorney General GE Vahanvati had...
  • Ambiguity surrounds Justice Sen's removal September 3, 2011

    Justice Soumitra Sen had put in his papers to save himself from the ignominy of been the first judge to be removed. ...
  • Justice Sen's resignation accepted: sources September 3, 2011

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Saturday accepted the resignation letter of Justice Soumitra Sen and has forwarded it to the Law Ministry for action, said sources. The Lok Sabha will now decide if the motion of Justice Sen's removal will be taken up on Monday or not. The Government on...
  • Justice Sen's resignation hand-delivered to Prez September 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Controversial Calcutta High Court Judge Justice Soumitra Sen on Saturday sent his resignation in writing to the President, raising fresh questions whether impeachment proceedings against him in Lok Sabha on Monday will go on as scheduled. "A lawyer on behalf of Justice Sen has handed over a resignation letter...
  • Removal proceedings against Justice Sen to go on September 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The government has been advised to go ahead with the removal proceedings against Calcutta High Court Judge Soumitra Sen. Sources have said that Justice Sen's resignation letter was not found in order. Justice Sen had resigned on Thursday ahead of a motion seeking his removal in the Lok...
  • Full text: Justice Sen's letter to the LS Speaker September 1, 2011

    Justice Soumitra Sen has resigned a few days ahead of the Lok Sabha taking up the motion to remove him. The Calcutta High Court Judge has sent his resignation letter to President Pratibha Patil. Justice Sen has written a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar apart from the resignation...
  • Justice Soumitra Sen resigns September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Justice Soumitra Sen has resigned a few days ahead of the Lok Sabha taking up the motion to remove him. The Calcutta High Court Judge has sent his resignation letter to President Pratibha Patil. On August 18, the Rajya Sabha had by a huge margin approved the motion of...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Arun Jaitley August 18, 2011

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said there should be a national level judicial commission for more accountability after the Rajya Sabha passed a motion to remove Justice Soumitra Sen....
  • Rajya Sabha passes motion to remove Justice Sen August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: For the first time in independent India, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favour of removal of a judge. Justice Soumitra Sen, a sitting judge of the Calcutta High Court, was accused of misappropriation of funds when he was a lawyer. The matter now moves to...
  • Jaitley leads Oppn charge against Justice Sen August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Arun Jailtley on Thursday led the BJP charge in the Rajya Sabha, against tainted judge Soumitra Sen and called it a 'fit case of misconduct' by a judge. The Calcutta High Court judge is accused of fund misappropriation when he was a lawyer. Voting on Justice Sen impeachment to...
  • Jaitley to lead Oppn charge against Justice Sen August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is set to resume the first-ever impeachment proceedings against sitting high court judge Justice Soumitra Sen on Thursday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Arun Jaitely is likely to accuse Justice Soumitra Sen of committing perjury on the floor of the House. Sen was in the dock...
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  • Justice Sen defends himself in Parliament August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: On a day when Anna Hazare's anti corruption protests swelled across different towns and cities in the country, the upper house of Parliament for the first time ever began impeachment proceedings against a sitting judge of the Calcutta High Court for corruption. Justice Soumitra Sen on Wednesday attended the...
  • Impeachment motion moved against Justice Sen August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: CPI(M) MP Sitaram Yechury moved the impeachment motion against Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Yechury moved the motion after Justice Sen was brought to the bar of the House and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari gave the go ahead. "The...
  • Justice Sen's impeachment motion in RS today August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha will be converted into a court on Wednesday for its first impeachment proceeding against a judge as it takes up a motion against Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court. The Upper House will make history when it initiates the process against the controversial judge who...
  • Rajya Sabha MPs want expulsion of Calcutta HC judge February 21, 2009

    New Delhi: For the second time in the history of Independent India, proceedings for the impeachment of a high court judge have been initiated. Fifty eight members of the Rajya Sabha have written to the chairman of the house to remove from office Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta...
  • Rajya Sabha MPs want Calcutta HC judge sacked February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Fifty-eight Rajya Sabha Members of Parliament joined hands on Friday to remove Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen for embezzling Rs 32 lakh. The Rajya Sabha MPs, cutting across party lines, have signed a petition for the removal of Justice Soumitra Sen for allegedly channeling Rs 32 lakh from...