New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium appointed advocate R.K. Reiterated its February 16, 2022 recommendation to appoint John Sathyan as a judge of the Madras High Court. The collegium has ignored the comments shared by Sathyan on social media, which included criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has objected to Sathyan’s social media post. Chief Justice D.Y. The Collegium, headed by Chandrachud, said that it has, in its meeting on January 17, 2023, advocate R.K. It has reiterated its earlier recommendation for the appointment of John Sathyan as a judge of the Madras High Court. The collegium also includes Justice SK Kaul and Justice KM Joseph.
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The Collegium said that the IB has objected to Sathyan’s social media post. However, it has also been added that he has a good personal and professional reputation and nothing adverse has been found regarding his integrity. It said Sathyan belonged to the Christian community and the IB report said he had no political leanings. In view of this, the Collegium is of the considered opinion that R.K. John Sathyan is fit to be appointed as a judge of the Madras High Court. Therefore, the Collegium reiterates its recommendation dated February 16, 2022, for his appointment.
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The collegium said that when it first recommended the elevation of Sathyan as a judge, all the advisory judges – Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Indira Banerjee (now retired), Justice V. Ramasubramaniam and Justice MM Sundaresh – recommended him for the post. was found suitable for The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of 5 judges to the High Court to the Central Government. The collegium has recommended names of Somasekhar Sundaresan to the Bombay High Court, homosexual Saurabh Kirpal to the Delhi High Court and R John Sathyan to the Madras High Court, two lawyers Amitesh Banerjee and Sakya Sen to the Calcutta High Court as judges. Also criticized the return of their names. The collegium said, returning the proposals sent again after due consideration of the objections of the government is not the right approach.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 08:24 IST