KG Balakrishnan

  • Plea for removal of NHRC chief Balakrishnan a serious issue, says SC 17-10-2013 07:40 PM

    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...
  • Haryana Additional Advocate General quits after report on nepotism 07-09-2013 10:59 AM

    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...
  • Are appointments to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism? 06-09-2013 11:37 PM

    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...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking removal of Balakrishnan as NHRC chief 26-08-2013 05:46 PM

    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...
  • SC asks Centre to reply on KG Balakrishnan's case 26-08-2013 12:57 PM

    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...
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  • Troubles continue for ex-CJI Balakrishnan 03-08-2011 03:37 AM

    Thrissur: Troubles continued for former CJI KG Balakrishnan, who is now NHRC Chairman, with the survey department concluding that his son-in-law and advocate PV Sreenijan had allegedly encroached government land. Following a complaint by president of Malayalavedi State Committee George Vattukulam to the Mukundapuram Tahasildar and the Executive Engineer (Irrigation)...
  • Corruption charges against ex-CJI's kin dropped 29-06-2011 08:19 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Vigilance Department has provided some relief to former Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan's son-in-law 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: ex-CJI 26-06-2011 02:36 PM

    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 22-06-2011 11:50 PM

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  • CBDT to probe ex-CJI Balakrishnan's assets 22-06-2011 06:04 PM

    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 20-06-2011 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission today said it will send a team for conducting an on-the-spot 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...
  • Ex-CJI KGB denies allegations of fixing cases 17-06-2011 09:59 PM

    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 Shamsuddin must back claims: Left 17-06-2011 10:20 AM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Left's D Raja said that the allegation by Justice Shamsuddin must be verified. ...
  • Case must be filed for the govt to act: Moily 17-06-2011 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: The government has distanced itself from the controversial former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan. Speaking to CNN-IBN, 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...
  • Where is the proof, says KG Balakrishnan 17-06-2011 07:46 AM

    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 CNN-IBN, Balakrishnan said that since it was justice Shamsuddin who...
  • Ex-CJI Balakrishnan was approachable: HC judge 17-06-2011 07:39 AM

    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 CNN-IBN and First Post, Justice Shamsuddin made these allegations saying he was...
  • Ex-CJI KGB was 'approachable': fellow judge 16-06-2011 08:05 PM

    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 son-in-law in connection with a case. Retired Kerala High Court Justice Shamsuddin has come out to expose these allegations in detail against...
  • UN examines charges against Balakrishnan 23-05-2011 10:49 AM

    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...
  • I won't disclose my assets: KG Balakrishnan 18-04-2011 01:41 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Chief Justic of India KG Balakrishnan does a U-turn 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...
  • KG Balakrishnan agrees to publicise assets 05-04-2011 03:43 PM

    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 ex-CJI has faced allegations that he has wealth...
  • Balakrishnan agrees to reveal his assets 05-04-2011 03:27 PM

    The ex-CJI has faced allegations that he has wealth that is disproportionate to his known sources of income. ...
  • Former CJI's family has assets worth crores 04-03-2011 08:00 PM

    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...
  • Ex-CJI's family amassed crores: report 04-03-2011 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN 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....
  • SC likely to take up PIL against Balakrishnan 04-03-2011 11:36 AM

    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 Delhi-based advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, seeks a judicial inquiry into allegations of disproportionate assets against his family and their alleged involvement in dubious land deals....
  • Balakrishnan should quit as NHRC Chief: ex-CJI 27-02-2011 05:03 PM

    Kochi: The list of allegations against former Chief justice of India KG Balakrishnan is growing longer. The Income Tax department probing into the allegations of disproportionate assets of his advocate sons in law PV Sreenijan and MJ Benny and brother KG Bhaskaran has now said that the former CJI's family...
  • KGB must step down as NHRC chief: Justice Verma 27-02-2011 12:49 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, former CJI Justice Verma said the President must step in the KG Balakrishnan issue. ...
  • Ex-CJI's family members possess black money: I-T 26-02-2011 07:25 PM

    Kochi: Investigations conducted against relatives of NHRC Chairperson and former chief justice of India KG Balakrshnan have found disproportionate income, said the Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) of Kochi. Authorities are yet to decide whether to probe Balakrishnan himself. Justice Balakrishnan's two sons in law advocate PV Sreenijan, advocate...
  • SC seeks status report on ex-CJI Balakrishnan 18-02-2011 11:57 AM

    Delhi: Supreme Court on Friday asked Attorney General G Vahanvati to submit the status report on the home ministry's investigation into a complaint alleging former chief justice KG Balakrishnan possessed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. An apex court bench of Chief Justice SH Kapadia, Justice KS Radhakrishnan...