I have a doubt suppose X is a judge of the supreme court of India. X has many records of landmark judgements. It is suspected by another judge of supreme court Y( who is a member of lok sabha) that X is friend of the governor of the state Z. And the judgements X gave in a case was because Z had an ulterior motive in it. So Y filed a petition in supreme court to remove X. Is the petition maintainable and whether the judge can be removed in a manner sought by Y..?
No, such petition is not maintainable.Judge of S.C and H.C can not be terminated/removed by any authority of law or court.S.C and H.C judges can be removed by impeachment motion passed by 2/3 majority of Pariament else not.
Impeachment is the only way to remove a Judge. Otherwise in case the Judge himself thinks that the case may have conflict interest or chances to get partial, he/she may recuse himself/herself. In this case you may file a recusal application only!