Subramanium’s name emerged as CJI’s first choice when he was heading a three judge bench.
GN Bureau | July 19, 2014
The chief justice of India (CJI) RM Lodha has suggested that top lawyer Gopal Subramanium be made the special public prosecutor (SPP) to try the accused in the Coalgate – a Rs 1.6 crore scam on illegal allocation of coal blocks across the country.
Subramanium’s name emerged as CJI’s first choice on Friday during court proceedings when he was heading a three judge bench.
When Subramanium’s name was suggested among others for SSP in coalgate, Lodha said he wanted a person of impeccable integrity and fine legal mind to play the role. He said Subramanium fitted the bill.
For a final decision in this regard, Subramanium’s consent will be required. He had recently withdrawn his consent for being a supreme court judge following a controversy after the centre had sent his name back to the apex court collegium for reconsideration.
The newly-appointed solicitor general of India Ranjit Kumar has reportedly expressed his agreement with CJI over Subramanium’s name.
Subramanium who was himself a solicitor general during the previous UPA government has been a special prosecutor in other high profile cases too including the parliament attack case.
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