Coal scam: The Supreme Court will today decide the name of the new judge to replace the special judge Bharat Parashar to complete the trial of the cases related to the famous coal scam. Hearing of cases related to the coal scam that surfaced during the tenure of the Congress-led UPA government has been pending since 2014.
Delhi High Court requests special judgment Bharat Parashar for the new judge
The apex court had recently taken cognizance of a letter from the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court seeking permission to deploy or nominate any other appropriate Presiding Judicial Officer to replace Judge Parashar. Judge Parashar has been hearing cases related to the coal scam since 2014.
On March 15, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde sought the names of five judges of the trial court from the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Only one of these has to deploy in place of Parashar. The bench will now hear the matter on Monday.
This was the case
The apex court had in 2014 rejected the allocation of 214 coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010 by the central government. The Supreme Court took this order while hearing a number of PILs. While the apex court had also ordered a special CBI judge to be tried in the case.
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