Benami transactions: SC rules out need for enquiry into conversation of Ex-HC judge:

13th Apr,2021

Benami transactions: SC rules out need for enquiry into conversation of Ex-HC judge:

The Supreme Court Monday managed there was no requirement for enquiry into discussion of previous Andhra Pradesh High Court equity V Eswaraiah with a suspended locale munsif justice on asserted benami exchanges in Amaravati land trick case as he, at the end of the day, have let it out. A seat of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy said the Andhra Pradesh High Court has coordinated enquiry by previous summit court judge Justice R V Raveendran into the record to discover the credibility/validity of the discussion contained in the pen drive. It said that since Eswaraiah has conceded on affirmation the discussion dated July 20, 2020, and has additionally recorded the adjusted record of the English interpretation of the sound tape, which is conceded to him, it see no motivation to proceed with the enquiry by Justice R V Raveendran as coordinated by the high court by the reviled judgment. "Legitimacy and validity of the record having been conceded to the degree as contained in.., we are of the view that the bearing by the High Court requiring a report from Justice R V Raveendran need not be permitted to proceed. We request as needs be," the seat said.

It said the high court in its judgment has plainly seen that the enquiry won't have any immediate bearing on the issue engaged with the primary writ appeal before it but to the degree of choosing the charges made in the starter counter sworn statement. The top court said the high court had shut hearing on the starter complaint in regards to practicality of the PIL on July 31, 2020 and when interlocutory applications were documented to return the writ appeal, the inquiry before it was uniquely concerning viability of the writ request. The top court said, "We are of the view that the High Court should not to have left on some other enquiry in the matter but to the viability of the PIL at the occurrence of the writ applicant and the discussion dated July 20, 2020 documented under the steady gaze of the High Court just as the enquiry report looked for was distinctly with the above reason".