Why the Kalikho Pul matter raised more questions than it answered:
By Team Legistify / 2017-02-25

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It’s not often that one gets to see a real life potboiler unfold layer by layer, but today was an exceptional day. The Kalikho Pul matter, which grabbed media attention once the contents of the explosive letter purported to have been written by the former Chief Minister came out, today became the subject of a short, but fiery hearing in the Apex Court.Spectators emerged from the hearing as clueless as ever, for such was the nature of the revelations that unfolded in court. Here are some questions that were left unanswered.

  1. Why was the letter posted as a criminal writ petition?

Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave opened his submissions by asking the Registry exactly this question. Upon receiving the Bench’s assurance that it was done on the order of the Chief Justice of India, he went on to state that if that was the case, he would still be forced to question the error in judgment.

From the letter written by the petitioner to the CJI, it seems that she had requested for a CBI inquiry to be conducted pursuant to the registration of the case as an FIR, an issue which could have been dealt with by a simple administrative order. Instead, the matter was posted on the judicial side.

The letter had categorically quoted the Constitution Bench judgment of K Veeraswami to note,

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