In the first hearing of the Supreme Court, he publicly stated the reasons for the government’s opposition to the promotion of a senior advocate and his own response to this. matter. The maximum of Saurabh Kirpal is pending for five years and this is the third time that the apex court has made the recommendation. The action of the court to make public the standard that remains a secret document, comes in the midst of arguments with the government in the appointment of judges.
The high court, in its response, has rejected both reasons cited by the government – the candidate is a fan and his partner is a citizen of Switzerland.
The communication from the Wing’s research and investigation department “does not reflect any concern that the personal conduct or the conduct of an associate of Shri Saurabh Kirpal has an impact on national security, ” said the court.
“There is no reason to think that the partner of the candidate, who is a Swiss National, will be treated in a bad way in our country, because the country he came from is a friendly country, ” read the letter, signed by the Chief Justice. DY Chandrachud and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph.
The judges pointed out that many of those who hold constitutional offices have spouses who are foreign nationals and therefore Mr. Kirpal’s request cannot be rejected in this regard.
“The fact that Mr. Saurabh Kirpal has opened up about his education is a matter up to his level. The High Court has decided to reject his candidacy in this regard,” read the letter from the court.
“Shri Saurabh Kirpal has the ability, integrity and intelligence. His appointment will add value to the bench of the Delhi High Court and provide inclusion and diversity,” it added. a judge.