BANGALORE: Alleging that a few people with vested interests are spreading a canard against sitting Karnataka High Court Judge K L Manjunath, five MPs from the state have appealed to the Supreme Court to order a probe into the conspiracy.
Addressing a joint press conference, the MPs - Mudduhanume Gowda, D K Suresh and D B Chandrappa (Congress) and C S Puttegowda and Kupendra Reddy (JD-S) - urged the apex court to “order an early inquiry” to uncover the truth.
Suspecting that there exists a larger design to deny an opportunity to Justice Manjunath who, according to them, has had an unblemished judicial track record, Gowda said, “Some vested interests are spreading falsehood on Manjunath.”
Gowda said Justice Manjunath had a distinguished career in the Bar, and was elevated to the Bench in 2000. He deserved to be elevated as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Gowda said.
Appealing to the Chief Justice of India and the President to intervene and order a probe, the MPs said they would write to the CJI.