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CJI impeachment: SC asks Attorney General to see if media can be restrained from reporting the issue

As the opposition renewed its call for the impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Attorney General (AG) K K Venugopal on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain the media from reporting on the issue of impeachment motion.

Hearing the plea, a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said, “We all are disturbed about it.” It sought the assistance of the AG on whether the debates could be restrained. The court, however, refused to pass any order gagging the media, saying it would not do this without hearing the AG.

In the wake of the top court ruling out an independent probe into the death of CBI Special Judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya, Opposition leaders have decided to resume their efforts towards impeachment of the CJI and are expected to meet Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday.

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