Apurva Vishwanath (for Info only, not official)


Apurva Vishwanath

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    ...Making an exception, the Supreme Court has invited one of its critics to appear personally in court and ‘participate in proceedings’. The critic in question is retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju. Clearly, the court has not taken lightly his criticism of commuting death sentence of Govindaswamy, the lone convict in the 2011 rape and murder of Soumya in Kerala. Justice Katju, in his personal blog Satyam Bruyat and through Facebook posts, had said that even a law student would know “hearsay evidence that the victim jumped off the train would be inadmissible in court”. He called the ruling, “a grave injustice”. Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Prafulla. C. Pant, U.U. Lalit, reproducing the entire blog post in their order, asked Kajtu to participate in proceedings and debate the law. ...

    Live Mint on Oct. 18, 2016, 11:33 a.m.