CHENNAI: Terming it as infructuous, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea filed by a group of lawyers opposing the elevation of Justice J S Khehar as next Chief Justice of India.
“Since the notification of appointing Justice J S Khehar as the next Chief Justice of India has already been issued, the petition has virtually become infructuous,” a Supreme Court bench said.
“There is nothing left in this petition as the President of India has issued the notification appointing Justice Khehar as the next CJI. If you want, we can allow you to withdraw the petition,” the bench said.
During the hearing, members of the lawyers’ body had argument over themselves.