Apex court seeks status report on K.G. Balakrishnan

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Supreme Court Friday asked Attorney General G. Vahanvati to submit the status report on the home ministry’s investigation into a complaint alleging former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan possessed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. An apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatantra Kumar gave the attorney… Read more »

Times have changed for K.G. Balakrishnan

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Four years ago, the sleepy village of Kaduthuruthy, 30 km from here, was basking in the glory of one of its sons, a humble Dalit who went on to become the 37th chief justice of India. K.G. Balakrishnan assumed the office of Supreme Court chief justice four years ago — Jan 12, 2007 — and… Read more »

Ex-judge asked me not to complain against Balakrishnan: Iyer

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Stepping up pressure for a probe into graft allegations against former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, retired Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer Monday said a former high court judge approached him recently to persuade him not to raise the matter with the prime minister. ‘He (the judge) requested me that I should not… Read more »