KG BALAKRISHNAN

  • Coalgate: CBI likely to appeal against adverse comments of Special Judge 5 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI will soon move an appeal against the order of a Special Judge wherein he rejected the closure report filed by the agency against a company in coal scam case and made some adverse remarks against the agency officials probing the case. Highly placed sources in CBI said...
  • Plea for removal of NHRC chief Balakrishnan a serious issue, says SC October 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Thursday, termed as a "serious issue" a plea seeking initiation of removal process of former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan from the post of NHRC Chairman for his alleged "misbehaviour" and purchase of benami properties. "It is a serious issue," a bench comprising justices BS Chauhan...
  • Haryana Additional Advocate General quits after report on nepotism September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN reviled documents that show nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, Haryana Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh on Saturday resigned from his post. In his resignation note addressed to the Law Secretary Haryana, Advocate General Hawa Singh Hooda and the Chairman Bar Council of India,...
  • Are appointments to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism? September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Judicial Accountability Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, CNN-IBN has assessed documents that reveal nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, particularly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Documents with the channel show how relatives of judges in the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking removal of Balakrishnan as NHRC chief August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking the removal of former CJI KG Balakrishanan as the NHRC Chairperson for his alleged misconduct during his tenure as the Chief Justice of India and purchase of benami properties. "At this stage, we are...
  • SC asks Centre to reply on KG Balakrishnan's case August 26, 2013

    The Supreme Court asked the Centre to file its response on a PIL seeking initiation of removal process of former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan from the post of NHRC Chairman for his alleged "misbehaviour" and purchase of benami properties. "At this stage, we are asking the Centre to file...
  • VIPs misuse LPG subsidy, 91 cylinders for Maya June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The government says IOC, HPCL and BPCL will lose Rs 43,000 crore selling subsidised LPG cylinders and so the government is now looking to cap LPG cylinders per family at six. But the data of the LPG transparency portal reveals how India's ministers and MPs are misusing LPG...
  • Night courts to tackle overcrowding in prisons? May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: To tackle overcrowding in prisons across the country, the National Human Rights Commission has suggested holding of night courts in jails for trial of petty offences. NHRC Chairperson KG Balakrishnan said various strategies could be employed to bring down the prison population like ensuring that police does not make...
  • Probe allegations against exCJI: SC to Centre May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to take note of the allegations against former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan in the Disproportionate Assets case. The court said that the competent authority at the Centre should look into the allegations and decide accordingly, since there was a laid...
  • Key documents against Balakrishnan missing in SC May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: An NGO, seeking removal of former CJI KG Balakrishnan as the NHRC chairman for his alleged misconduct, on Monday told the Supreme Court that a key document of the Centre on probe into disproportionate assets against him and his kins has gone "missing" from the apex court files. This...
  • SC asks Centre about action taken against exCJI February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to apprise it on the action taken against former Chief Justice and NHRC chief KG Balakrishnan in the disproportionate assets case against him. The court has asked the government to reply by March 12 on the actions that it has taken...
  • Troubles continue for exCJI Balakrishnan August 3, 2011

    Thrissur: Troubles continued for former CJI KG Balakrishnan, who is now NHRC Chairman, with the survey department concluding that his soninlaw and advocate PV Sreenijan had allegedly encroached government land. Following a complaint by president of Malayalavedi State Committee George Vattukulam to the Mukundapuram...
  • Corruption charges against exCJI's kin dropped June 29, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Vigilance Department has provided some relief to former Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan's soninlaw PV Sreenijin, who was facing charges of disproportionate assets. Five months after an enquiry was ordered, the Kerala Vigilance Department has written to the government recommending closure of corruption case against former CJI, KG...
  • Keep PM, higher judiciary out of Lokpal: exCJI June 26, 2011

    Karan Thapar: With the Lokpal issue continuing to dominate the news, we present the views of one India's greatest jurists and a long time advocate in judicial accountability former chief justice of India Jagdish Sharan Verma. Justice Verma, let me start with the obvious question. As a former chief justice...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 22, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • CBDT to probe exCJI Balakrishnan's assets June 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan is in trouble after the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) decided to investigate charges of financial misconduct by him. If financial misconduct is proven then the matter will be forwarded to the President for sanction to prosecute Balakrishnan, who is...
  • NHRC to probe Forbesganj police firing June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission today said it will send a team for conducting an onthespot inquiry into alleged police firing and killing of four persons in Forbesganj in Bihar on June 3. The rights panel has asked its Director General (Investigation) to depute a team to the area...
  • ExCJI KGB denies allegations of fixing cases June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after the shocking revelation by a fellow judge that former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan could be approached for fixing cases, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief refused to step down, saying that he has not done anything wrong. Balakrishnan has hit back, accusing Justice...
  • Justice Shamsuddin must back claims: Left June 17, 2011

    Speaking to CNNIBN, Left's D Raja said that the allegation by Justice Shamsuddin must be verified. ...
  • Case must be filed for the govt to act: Moily June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The government has distanced itself from the controversial former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan. Speaking to CNNIBN, Law Minister Veerappa Moily said that a case has to be filed against the former CJI for the government to act. "There is a rule of law, there is a procedure...
  • Where is the proof, says KG Balakrishnan June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan who at present is the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reacted to the charges made against him by justice Shamsuddin calling them baseless. Speaking to CNNIBN, Balakrishnan said that since it was justice Shamsuddin who...
  • ExCJI Balakrishnan was approachable: HC judge June 17, 2011

    New Delhi: In a startling charge against controversial former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan, a retired Kerala High Court Justice has said that the present NHRC chief Balakrishnan was 'approachable' to fix judgements. In an interview to CNNIBN and First Post, Justice Shamsuddin made these allegations saying he was asked...
  • ExCJI KGB was 'approachable': fellow judge June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Controversial former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan is "approachable" revealed a fellow judge. Justice PK Shamsuddin says he was approached to reach Balakrishnan's son or soninlaw in connection with a case. Retired Kerala High Court Justice Shamsuddin has come out to expose these allegations in detail against the...
  • UN examines charges against Balakrishnan May 23, 2011

    Geneva: The accreditation of India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to come up for renewal before the United Nations (UN) on Monday. The UN meeting in being held in Geneva to look at functioning of human rights commissions across the world. The UN will also examine the corruption charges made against NHRC...
  • I won't disclose my assets: KG Balakrishnan April 18, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Chief Justic of India KG Balakrishnan does a Uturn on disclosing his assets. Justic Balakrishnan has informed the Inecome Tax Department that he does not want to disclose his assets because it is not related to public welfare in any way. Under intense pressure, former CJI and the current NHRC...
  • KG Balakrishnan agrees to publicise assets April 5, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Under intense pressure, former Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the current NHRC chief Justice KG Balakrishnan has agreed to publicise details of his assets. He had earlier asked the Income Tax Department not to reveal details of his assets. The exCJI has faced allegations that he has wealth that...
  • Balakrishnan agrees to reveal his assets April 5, 2011

    The exCJI has faced allegations that he has wealth that is disproportionate to his known sources of income. ...
  • Former CJI's family has assets worth crores March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice KG balakrishnan and the current NHRC chief Justice KG Balakrishnan was investigated by the Kerala police in connection with allegations of disproportionate income against his family. An internal report looking into the assets of close relatives of Balakrishnan was prepared by the special branch of Kerala...
  • ExCJI's family amassed crores: report March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has accessed a confidential Kerala Police inquiry report which says that KG Balakrishnan's family amassed crores between 2004 and 2009, when he was the chief justice of India. The report says that Balakrishnan's close relatives amassed assets worth crores in property, commercial buildings between 2004 and 2009. It...
  • SC likely to take up PIL against Balakrishnan March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to hear a PIL filed against former chief justice of India KG Balakrishnan. The petition, filed by a Delhibased advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, seeks a judicial inquiry into allegations of disproportionate assets against his family and their alleged involvement in dubious land deals. The...