Judge needs to stand pressure: SC judge after Andhra CM's letter to CJI
Senior Supreme Court Judge Justice N.V. Ramana Saturday said judges must be fearless and be able to withstand all pressures against obstacles.
In his keynote address, delivered at an online condolence meet held in the memory of former Supreme Court judge, Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, Justice Ramana also spoke of values and qualities of a judge, who should stay committed to an independent judiciary, which, he said, is a need in the current times.
Justice Ramana is next-in-line to head the top court following incumbent CJI Bobde’s retirement in April next year. His comments come at a time when Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has levelled charges of corruption against him.