KKSSR Ramachandran vs State – Practice & Procedure – Roster

Practice and Procedure- Roster – Due weightage must be given to protect the purity of the judicial process, particularly when departure from the usual process of assignment of case by the Chief Justice is noticed – Justice should not only be done but seen to have been done. The fairness and the transparency in the functioning of the courts must be discernible to all stakeholders in the justice delivery system – In this case, Judge could have directed the Registry to obtain orders of the Chief Justice of the High Court to number the Suo Motu case but instead direction was issued to the Registry to allot the Suo Motu revision number to the case being handled by the learned Judge.

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