New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to respond satisfactorily to complaints of threatening judges. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Intelligence Bureau But expressed strong displeasure. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant reacted sharply against the CBI saying, “The CBI did nothing while we expected a change in its attitude.”
This comment from the Chief Justice has come when Supreme Court kills Additional District Judge Uttam Anand of Jharkhand It has taken suo motu cognizance of the issue of security of judges and courts in the case of Chief Justice Ramana told Attorney General of India KK Venugopal that the judges of the country are being attacked not only physically but also mentally. That post is also being circulated on social media by threatening and sending intimidating messages on WhatsApp.
The Chief Justice said that at some places, orders for CBI inquiry have also been issued in such cases. The CJI also referred to the order issued by the Andhra Pradesh High Court last year, directing a CBI probe into threatening posts on social media against judges of the High Court.
The Chief Justice told the Attorney General, “At one or two places, the courts have also ordered a CBI inquiry on such cases, but sadly, the CBI has not done anything in these cases so far.” We expected some change in the attitude of CBI, but there has been no change. We are sad to see this. The CJI said that a new trend of defaming the judges has started when adverse orders are passed. Despite the complaints of the judges, there is no help from the CBI and the IB to the judiciary.
The bench asked the CBI to appear on Monday, August 10, to apprise the court about the progress in the probe into the death of the Jharkhand judge. The bench has sought response from the Indian government on a petition filed in 2019, seeking a special security force for judges and courts. Taking suo motu cognizance of this petition, the Chief Justice has listed the matter. The CJI said that though the petition was filed in 2019, the Center is yet to file its reply. The next hearing of the case will be on August 9.