- Judge has filed a petition against the order of Andhra High Court
- The High Court ordered an inquiry into their alleged private conversation
- The apex court asked the retired judge to file an affidavit
The Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on the petition of the retired judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The judge has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which ordered an inquiry into an alleged private phone conversation between him and a suspended District Municipal Magistrate of Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, former Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge V. Iswaraiah alleged in the Supreme Court that a senior apex court judge’s relative is involved in the benami deal in the Amravati land scam. He clarified that he was trying to gather more evidence in this regard. In an affidavit filed in the court, retired judge Ishwarya has said that he had sought information about this benami deal in a phone conversation with the suspended judicial officer.
The case was allegedly related to corruption related to land deals in the new capital region of the state. On August 13, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh High Court directed the inquiry into the alleged talks between the former judge and the suspended judicial officer. Justice Iswaraiah has filed a petition against this order.
In the same case, Justice Iswaraiah has filed this affidavit. This affidavit, filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan, states that seeking material (if available) about the conduct of the presiding judge, which to my knowledge is the subject of investigation, cannot be called a conspiracy in any way. The affidavit stated, ‘I want to say that I had sought information and material about the involvement of the aforesaid judge of the Supreme Court in a phone conversation with Ramakrishna (suspended District Munsif). Former judge Iswaraiah said that I had received information about the involvement of relatives of a senior presiding judge of the Supreme Court in these deals and I was trying to collect more evidence in this regard.
On January 11, the apex court had directed Justice (retd) Ishwarya to file an affidavit clarifying the situation regarding his talks with the suspended District Munsif. In fact, Justice V Eshwaraiah, retired judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the order of a bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on an alleged personal call between him and a suspended District Municipal Magistrate of Andhra Pradesh. Orders were ordered to conduct talks. It was alleged that the phone call revealed a “serious conspiracy” against the Chief Justice of the High Court and a senior judge of the Supreme Court.