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News on Judges Scam: Why it’s s difficult to remove a judge; Sept 09, 2008

NEW DELHI: Unprecedented as it is, Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan’s recommendation to the government for the removal of Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen has exposed a legal lacuna. For, Judges (Inquiry) Act 1968 does not envisage a contingency where the judiciary approaches the executive for the removal of a judge; the impeachment process provided by it is entirely in the domain of Parliament.