Hearing on defamation case against former CJI Ranjan-Gogoi today

Hearing on defamation case against former CJI Ranjan-Gogoi today: He is accused of writing misleading things about NRC in his autobiography

Jun 3, 2023 - 06:55
Hearing on defamation case against former CJI Ranjan-Gogoi today

Hearing in the 1 crore defamation case filed against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi will be held in Darjeeling court today. This case is related to the former CJI's autobiography 'Justice for the Judge'. In fact, the president of an NGO in Assam, Abhijeet Sharma, had claimed that Ranjan Gogoi's autobiography had written misleading things about the National Register of Citizens (NRC). That is why his autobiography should be banned.
Please tell that Abhijeet Sharma is the president of Assam Public Works NGO, which has been vocal on many issues like NRC.
On June 10, 2023, during the hearing of the case, the court said that after seeing the document, it was found that concrete questions arise on both law and fact, and a decision has to be taken on it. Now the court has issued summons to both the parties. Along with this, the date of June 3 was fixed for the next hearing of the case.
First of all, Abhijeet Sharma had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to remove the names of illegal immigrants from the voters' list. During the pendency of this case, the process of NRC in Assam started in the year 2015 under the supervision of the High Court.
After this, Abhijeet Sharma filed a petition in the court demanding a ban on the autobiography of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi. He told in his petition that after retirement, the former CJI wrote some things about the removal of NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela and his transfer to Madhya Pradesh, which are wrong.
Along with this, the former CJI has also made many other allegations in his autobiography. Which are inherently false and malicious. Whose purpose is to defame those people.
Justice Gogoi remained the Chief Justice for 13 months. He retired on 17 November 2019. Among the important decisions delivered by him are the Ayodhya and Rafale disputes. Earlier, Justice Ranganath Mishra also joined the Congress and reached Parliament, while former CJI P. Sathasivam was made the Governor of Kerala by the Modi government.
First decision: In the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi dispute case, a five-member constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi gave the decision to build a Ram temple on the disputed land. Also ordered to give five acres of land to Muslims to build a mosque at another place.
Case 2: Justice Gogoi gave a big relief to the Modi government regarding the allegations of a scam in the Rafale aircraft deal. The CJI-led bench had dismissed all the review petitions filed in the Rafale case.
Third Verdict: The Supreme Court had asked Rahul Gandhi to apologize for the statement 'chowkidar chor hai'. The petition was filed by BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi in this matter.
Fourth Verdict: The Sabarimala temple was about the entry of women. The Supreme Court upheld the 2018 verdict in the matter and referred the matter to a seven-judge constitution bench.
Fifth case: It was regarding the amendment of the Finance Act-2017. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had stayed the amendments to the law and referred the matter to a seven-judge bench.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer