CJ nominee Shah’s hearing deferred
Sep 26, 2014-
The parliamentary hearing for chief justice nominee Ram Kumar Prasad Shah scheduled for Friday morning was deferred.
The hearing was postponed following the death of former minister Siddhraj Ojha. Shah was summoned for the hearing.
The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee had summoned Shah for the hearing this morning. Two complaints have been filed against the nominee so far.
On September 12, the Constitutional Council recommended senior Justice Shah as the next chief of the judiciary. The recommendation upheld the tradition to promote senior most justice to head the Supreme Court.
Shah, upon clearing the hearing, will replace Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma, who retires on October 10. Shah’s tenure will be of less than nine months.
Published: 26-09-2014 08:52
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