The Supreme Court has today dismissed a complaint raised by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy, wherein he alleged that Justice NV Ramana was trying to influence the state judiciary to destabilize the state government.
As per the statement published on the Supreme Court website, the complaint was dismissed ‘on due consideration’ after being dealt with under the in-house procedure.
“It is noted that all matters dealt with under the in-house procedure being strictly confidential in nature, are not liable to be made public,” the statement further added.
Earlier, CM Jagan had made a complaint to the Chief Justice of India alleging that Justice N V Ramana was influencing the judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court in ‘politically sensitive’ matters for passing adverse orders against the state government.
In his complaint to the CJI, CM Jagan narrated a series of cases in which the HC passed adverse orders against major decisions taken by his government, such as the move to enquire into corruption allegations behind major land deals during the TDP-regime, the three capital bills, stay on SIT inquiry in Amaravati land scam, etc. Citing these orders, which were stated to be benefiting politicians belonging to TDP, the Andhra CM claimed that there was bias in the State Judiciary towards the TDP.
“In my respectful view, the subject matter may be looked into by your esteemed good selves to consider initiating such steps as may be considered fit and proper, to ensure that the State Judiciary’s neutrality is maintained. Further, material if any, corroborative of the above contents and the enclosed annexures, shall be made available by me to your esteemed institution to substantiate the above,” the CM had urged the CJI in the letter.