CJI refuses to attend meeting with PM over NJAC


New Delhi: Chief Justice of India, HL Dattu has refused to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition of the select committee of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) till the validity of the law is upheld.

The developments came on a the five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice JS Khekar, began the hearings in the case challenging the NJAC after it rejected the contention that it cannont hear the pleas due to bias and conflict of Interest.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that the CJI has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will not be taking part in selection of two members of the NJAC panel till the validity of the law is settled.

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