CJI impeachment issue: Advocate Prashant Bhushan files RTI for order on setting up five-judge bench

In his RTI application, Bhushan has sought information from the central public information officer of the Supreme Court regarding the listing of the case before a five-judge constitution bench.

Published: 08th May 2018 07:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2018 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

Advocate Prashant Bhushan addressing the media on the CJI Impeachment Case at Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday. (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Advocate Prashant Bhushan today filed an RTI seeking a copy of the administrative order constituting a five-judge constitution bench to hear the impeachment case against the CJI, hours after the Supreme Court showed reluctance to part with it.

In his RTI application, Bhushan has sought information from the central public information officer of the Supreme Court regarding the listing of the case before a five-judge constitution bench and also who had passed the administrative order.

"Was writ petition of Pratap Singh Bajwa and another vs Chairman, Rajya Sabha and another listed on May 8 before a constitution bench by way of an administrative order? If yes, who has passed the order above mentioned," the RTI application filed by Bhushan said.

It further said, "Kindly provide me the copy of the order and allow me to inspect the concerned file along with any file noting concerning the said order".

Two Congress MPs, who had challenged the rejection of the impeachment notice against the Chief Justice of India by Rajya Sabha Chairman, today withdrew their petition from the Supreme Court after it showed reluctance to part with the administrative order on the constitution of a larger bench to hear the matter.

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