A bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said instead of Thursday, it will hear the petition at 12.45 pm when a lawyer mentioned the case for hearing on Thursday.
SC rejected the plea that sought a stay on elevation of Justice Chandrachud as the next CJI holding it “misconceived”. The plea claimed that Justice Chandrachud passed favourable orders in a case involving his son. The plea also argued that Justice Chandrachud orders during Covid had led to wrongful gains by vaccine manufacturers.
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The petitioner had filed a separate plea before the President and the Bar Council.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit heard the case on Wednesday instead of Thursday that sought to restrain the senior most judge from taking oath as the Chief Justice of India on November 9.
Justice Chandrachud, the CJI-designate, will take oath as the 50th Chief Justice of India on November 9.
(Edited by : Sangam Singh)
First Published: IST