Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy complains to Indian Chief Justice SA Bobde against trial judge


About two weeks earlier, Jagan Reddy had met with the Union’s Home Secretary, Amit Shah, in Delhi. (File)

In an unprecedented move, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, complained to Chief Justice of India, Justice SA Bobde, against a senior Supreme Court justice, considered to be the “CJI on hold”.

The chief minister made several serious allegations against the Supreme Court judge, saying he was acting on behalf of the Telugu Desam party and was very close to the opposition leader and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.

In an annex to the letter to the President of the Supreme Court of India, the Chief Minister expressed “pain and anguish” that “the august institution of the High Court is being used to democratically destabilize and overthrow the government elected”. It is not, however, clear how these alleged attempts are made.

The letter also says that the Supreme Court judge was influencing the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and appoints the chief justice of the High Court and four other judges. It was alleged that the judges of the High Court, who were appointed, were appointed to deal with cases that were important to Chandrababu Naidu and the Telugu Desam.

The Chief Minister listed cases and examples and shared documents as evidence that judgments were allegedly handed down in favor of the leaders of Telugu Desam and those who “hindered the work of his own government, both in political decisions and in the investigations opened to denounce alleged corruption at the time of Chandrababu Naidu as chief minister “.

The official complaint handed over on Thursday October 8 was dated October 6, 2020, the same day the Chief Minister met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, in what has been described as a routine meeting, to discuss various issues. of Andhra Pradesh, including the pending application for contributions to the government.

About two weeks earlier, Jagan Reddy had met with the Union’s Home Secretary, Amit Shah, in Delhi.

On Saturday, Ajeya Kallam, advisor to the government of Andhra Pradesh, a retired bureaucrat and former chief secretary, read a statement in English on behalf of the government at a press conference in Vijayawada, but said he was not would answer no follow-up questions. .

The letter sent to the Chief Justice of India gives examples of what the state government has termed a “judicial irregularity”, including a gag order on media reports, the shutdown of the investigating a case concerning alleged land transactions in which a former attorney general and daughter of the Supreme Court justices are accused of misconduct.

The Chief Minister asked the Chief Justice of India “to consider taking the measures deemed appropriate and appropriate to ensure the maintenance of the neutrality of the state judiciary”.

The Supreme Court judge, who has been accused of bias, has yet to react to the controversy.


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