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Suo motu case in Supreme Court on independence of judiciary: SCBA President, Secretary, Sr Adv Indira Jaising seated in the front row of court room 4.

Hearing to commence at 10. 30 AM.

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Attorney General KK Venugopal, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta reach the court.

ASG Pinky Anand is also seated in the front row.

Bench assembles.

Utsav Bains reaches court right in the nick of time, hands over sealed cover to the Bench.

Bench going through the contents of sealed cover.

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On privileged communciation claimed by Bains on certain communications, Attorney General KK Venugopal says Section 126 of Indian Evidence Act will have no application in this case.

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Who is his client? According to his affidavit, one Ajay came to him for arranging a press conference and offered Rs. 50 lakh. But he declined.

So Ajay is not his client.

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Even if Ajay is his client, second proviso of S. 126 comes in, submits AG KK Venugopal.

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SCBA President Rakesh Kumar Khanna making submissions now.

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Under S. 162 of Evidence Act, court can direct production of these documents over which privilege is claimed, submits Rakesh Kumar Khanna.

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Rakesh Kumar Khanna citing judgments on power of Court to seek production of documents over which privilege is claimed.

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Sr. Adv Indira Jaising taking certain objections to the order passed by Supreme Court yesterday.

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Jaising expressing apprehension that this Bench might go into the allegations of the lady.

In which case, both the proceedings should be clubbed and heard together

We will clearly say that we wont go into allegations of sexual harassment, remarks Arun Mishra J.

I have recofirmed the entry of the car without sticker. I have enquired about procedure for such entry.

And it cannot be done without knowledge of Registry.

So credentials of Utsav Bains must be gone into. Court should make sure he has come with clean hands, Indira Jaising.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta reiterates demand for SIT probe.

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The way this institution is being treated for the last 3 to 4 years is as if this institution is going to die.

People lf this country should know the truth.

Do the powerful of this country think they can run this country?

Agitated Justice Arun Mishra says.

Every day we hear of Bench fixing. Can Registry be allowed to be managed by muscle and money power?

This institution belongs to you (Bar). This institution has been built by Nani Palkhivala, Attorney General Fali Nariman etc.

We (judges) come and go, Justice Arun Mishra.
Mr. Mehta, dont provoke us to say many things, Justice Arun Mishra.

I am also saying exactly what Your Lordships are saying, institution should be protected, says SG Tushar Mehta.

Govt should be kept out of this matter, Indira Jaising.
Supreme Court reserves order in the matter.

Order to be pronounced at 2 pm today.

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Should this institution built by Palkhivala et al be allowed to be managed by money, muscle power? Justice Arun Mishra barandbench.com/justice-arun-m…
Jam packed court room 4. Order to be pronounced at 2 pm.
Utsav Bains cannot claim privilege under Section 126, bound to disclose all documents, orders Supreme Court.

Justice (Retd.) AK Patnaik appointed to inquire into allegations raised by Utsav Bains.
CBI Director, IB Chief to co-operate with Justice AK Patnaik.

AK Patnaik to submit his report in sealed cover to Supreme Court.
Breaking: Judicial inquiry into Ustav Bains allegations, Former SC Judge AK Patnaik to investigate. Justice Arun Mishra, Nariman and Deepak Gupta passed this order today.

Who is Justic AK Patnaik? Read our exclusive interview

Justice Indu Malhotra replaces Justice NV Ramana on panel probing sexual harassment allegations against CJI barandbench.com/indu-malhotra-…
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