HC judge indicted for ‘misconduct’ will retire without impeachment as Modi Govt didn’t act

The Government should clarify to the people how such a thing could happen. 

Shri Narayan Shukla

New Delhi – It has been over two years since then-Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra recommended the impeachment of Allahabad High Court judge Shri Narayan Shukla on charges of misconduct and judicial impropriety after an in-house committee of judges found “sufficient substance” in allegations against him.

But now, Justice Shukla is set to retire in the normal course on 17th July, earning the dubious distinction of not being assigned any judicial work for nearly two and a half years, the longest such period.

This is because the Narendra Modi Government did not bring in an impeachment motion against him, and is unlikely to do so in the next couple of weeks before his retirement.