Madras HC CJ recommends transfer of Mukhopadhaya to save HC decorum
Newly appointed Madras High Court Chief Justice H L Gokhale recommended to the Supreme Court that former acting Chief Justice S J Mukhopadhaya, who came under attack by the Srikrishna Commission, who probed the police- lawyers clash on February 19, be transferred to some other High court with promotion.
Chief Justice recommended that the apex court transfer Justice Mukhopadhaya to any other court in the country with elevation ‘to save the decorum of the High Court and the judge’ in the wake of Srikrishna Commission passing adverse remarks against the former acting Chief Justice.
High Court Registrar General R Mala sent the letter to the Supreme court on behalf of the Chief Justice, highly placed sources told UNI.
Justice Srikrishna, in his interim report, accused the lawyers of behaving like hooligans, while indicting the police for their excesses.
The retired judge also said the soft attitude of the former acting Chief Justice had resulted in the clash and virtually blamed him for his inaction.
After the Commission’s interim report, Justice Mukhopadhaya fell sick with high Blood Pressure and viral fever and was admitted to a hospital, the Chief Justice said, while recommending his elevation. ‘This is to save the decorum of the Madras High Court and the former acting Chief Justice’, he said.