While the judiciary battle between Andhra Pradesh CM and the Chief Justice and Judges of the High Court of AP, the Supreme Court collegium has decided to recommend transfer of AP Chief Justice J K Maheshwari to the Sikkim.
Sources have it that Sikkim High Court Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami will be swapped with AP while Madhya Pradesh High Court acting Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav’s name also in consideration. While the collegium headed by CJI Bobde on Tuesday recommended the transfer of judges of several High Courts, Telugu states grabbed attention amid the CJs row with AP CM.
The transfer of Justice Maheshwari came close on the heels of Chief Minister Jagan’s complaint to the Centre against the former and a few other judges besides writing a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and releasing the same to media.
The collegium also decided to transfer Telangana HC CJ R S Chauhan as CJ of Uttarakhand HC, where Justice Ravi Malimath is the acting CJ. Delhi HC’s Justice Hima Kohli has been recommended for appointment as chief justice of Telangana.
While the top court’s recommendations are yet to be sent to the Law Ministry, it was learnt that the Supreme Court Collegium which met on Monday decided to transfer the incumbent and the top leadership at the Centre informed the Chief Minister of the developments following which he rushed to New Delhi to meet Union home minister Amit Shah.