News: Plea to CJI for action against Union Minister for calling judge

Puducherry, Jul 4 : The Puducherry-based Federation for People’s Rights has urged Chief Justie of India to initiate suomotu proceedings against the union minister who tried to influence a judge of Madras High Court in an anticipatory bail case.

In a letter to the CJI, Federation Secretary G Sugumaran pointed out that in order to uphold the supremacy of the judiciary and independent functioning of judges, action should be initiated against the minister.

He also urged him to take necessary steps and to instruct the union government to initiate stringent action to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Mr Sugumaran demanded that the Madras High Court judge should come out with the name of the minister concerned.

He said the marks scandal in the Pondicherry university was the handiwork of some officials of the university and affluent persons.

He requested the CJI to take steps to bring to book the higher ups and unmask them before the society.

He also pointed out that an employee of the Pondicherry university Jayaraman, who brought to light the marks scandal was murdered on May 20,2008. Nobody was arrested in the case till date. Durairaj, the brother of the deceased had moved Madras High Court seeking a direction from it that the case be handed over to the CBI. He also urged the CJI to take steps to hand over the murder case of Jayaraman to the CBI and to arrest the officials and faculty of Pondicherry University, who were involved in the scam.

UNI / 04.07.2009.

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