The Central Information Commission has directed the Law Ministry to disclose the action taken on a request to probe former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan for alleged misconduct, saying correspondence between the Executive about a former CJI is not privileged correspondence.
Maintaining that prisons are for convicts and not for undertrials, National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said that after filing of chargesheets, the undertrial prisoners should be released on bail to reduce overcrowding in jails.
Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of a Madras High Court judge with "bad reputation" to the Supreme Court.
Former Chief Justice of India, Justice KG Balakrishnan, on Thursday appealed to and urged the media to play a more active and significant role in promoting human rights culture across all spectrum of society.
A SC judge recused himself from hearing the petition filed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav seeking quashing of proceedings against her in the 2008 cash-at- judge`s door case.
The Gujarat government has promised that meetings of the state vigilance committee to review implementation of laws for protection of rights of SCs/ STs would be held regularly, NHRC Chairperson KG Balakrishnan.
The SC reserved its order on a plea for its direction to the Centre to take action against NHRC Chairman and former CJI KG Balakrishnan for his alleged misconduct during his tenure as apex court judge.