Subramanium Quits as Amicus Curiae

Published: 06th August 2014 09:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2014 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium has quit as amicus curiae in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple case on Tuesday. In his letter to Chief Justice R M Lodha, Subramanium cited ‘’personal grounds’’ as the reason for quitting.He also returned the files related to the case which would come up for hearing on Wednesday.

‘Express’ had earlier reported that Subramanium was rethinking his role as amicus curiae after his candidature as a Supreme Court judge was objected to by the Union Government.In his earlier letter to the CJI withdrawing his consent for appointment as a judge, the former solicitor-general had said that ‘’in accordance with the highest traditions’’ he would not practice in the court till the incumbent Chief Justice demits office.  The temple case heard by a Bench led by Lodha was transferred to another one comprising Justice T S Thakur and Justice Anil Dave following the judicial appointment row.

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