MANU/SC/0080/1981

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Transferred Case Nos. 2, 6, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 24 of 1981 and W.P. No. 274 of 1981 and SPL (Civil) No. 1509 of 1981

Decided On: 30.12.1981

Appellants: S.P. Gupta
Vs.
Respondent: President of India and Ors.

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JUDGMENT

P.N. Bhagwati, J.

1. These writ petitions filed in different High Courts and transferred to this Court under Article 139 of the Constitution raise issues of great constitutional importance affecting the independence of the judiciary and they have been argued at great length before us. The arguments have occupied as many as thirty five days and they have ranged over a large number of issues comprising every imaginable aspect of the judicial institution, Vol

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