Andhra Pradesh: The Supreme Court has dismissed the complaint filed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy against sitting Supreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana and family in connection with the Amaravati land scam.
The apex Court in a statement released on 24th March 2021, said that an in-house procedure was followed to look into the allegations made by Jagan Mohan Reddy and the complaint was dismissed after 'due consideration'.
The statement reads: A complaint dated October 6, 2020, sent by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to the Supreme Court was dealt with under the In-House Procedure and the same, on due consideration, stands dismissed.
It is noted that all matters dealt with under the in-house procedure being strictly confidential in nature, are not liable to be made public, the statement added.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had written to CJI SA Bobde on October 6 making certain allegations against Justice NV Ramana's family in regard to the Amaravati Land Scam. Subsequently, the CM made these allegations on affidavit before the top court.
On the day, the complaint was dismissed, CJI Bobde recommended the name of Justice N V Ramana to take over as his successor after his retirement on April 23, 2021.
Justice NV Ramana, who is set to become the 48th Chief Justice of India has previously been the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and the acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. He had also practised in the Andhra Pradesh High Court as well as the Supreme Court for several years.
This news has become the centre of discussion across India, especially on social media. Some are looking forward to seeing Justice NV Ramana adorning the chair, especially those from Andhra Pradesh who are keen on witnessing this event. Probably NV Ramana is the first from Andhra Pradesh and the second Telugu speaking person is set to be CJI.