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What Was The Case

  • The case was about Maharashtra Government’s Petition against the CBI FIR filed against the former State Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh.
  • The matter was being heard by Justice S S Shinde and Justice N J Jamdar.
  • A Preliminary Enquiry had been ordered by the Chief justice’s Bench against Deshmukh.

What Were The Allegations Made

  • Advocate Jaishree Patil made allegations of ‘insults’ against Justice Shinde.
  • She pleaded to be added as a party in respect of the current petition.
  • She requested her petition to be heard along with that of Anil Deshmukh.
  • She then claimed that Justice Shinde had insulted her during a previous hearing.
  • She even accused the Maharashtra Government for not making her party to the petition.

What Did The Bench Say

  • Justice Shinde said that he was regretful if she was offended by his words.
  • He mentioned that all advocates, judges and lawyers were like a family.
  • In case mental harassment was caused to her, he regretted it.
  • Senior Advocate Darius Khambata said that it was the majesty of the court that it was expressing regret.
  • The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta asked Patil not to take advantage of Justice Shinde’s silence and the Court’s magnanimity.

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