Delhi HC dismisses lawsuit against CJI DY Chandrachud…

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud as Chief Justice of India (CJI). The court also fined the petitioner Rs. 1 lakh.

The High Court bench in Delhi, composed of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, delivered the verdict, noting that the pleading was not a public interest litigation (PIL) but a “publicity-oriented” petition acts.

Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari, president of an organization called the Gram Uday Foundation, had petitioned against the appointment of the CJI.

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On November 9, Judge DY Chandrachud was sworn in as the 50th CJI. The oath was taken by President Droupadi Murmu in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Justice DY Chandrachud took office after former Chief Justice UU Lalit left office on 8 November.



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