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After Reading Markandey Katju's Critical Blog Post, SC Bench Calls Him To Court
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October 17 , 2016 , 18:51 IST
[caption id="attachment_226515" align="aligncenter" width="700"] SC Calls Justice Katju For A Debate Over His Blog Post[/caption]
Taking the power of blogging to another level, the Supreme Court, in a historic first, called in retired judge Markandey Katju challenging him to debate with the court his views regarding the Bench's judgement in the Soumya rape and murder case, which he called a 'grave error' in his blog.
A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, P.C. Pant and U.U. Lalit took suo motu cognisance of Katju's blog where he criticised the Bench's judgment in the Soumya rape and murder case, calling the verdict a 'grave error' not expected of 'judges who had been in the legal world for decades.'
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In the September 17 controversial blog post, Justice Katju castigated the Bench for believing “hearsay evidence” that Soumya jumped off the train, instead of being pushed out by Govindaswamy.
“Even a student of law in a law college knows this elementary principle that hearsay evidence is inadmissible,” Justice Katju wrote in the blog.
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Calling in Justice Katju, a former judge of their court, the Bench wanted him to personally come and debate in the open court regarding his views on their judgement.
The Bench had commuted the death penalty of sole convict Govindaswamy, citing lack of evidence.