Impeachment motion against Justice Sen dropped by Lok Sabha

  • Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court escaped impeachment by the Lok Sabha
  • When the Law Minister Salman Khurshid conveyed to the House the information about Justice Sen’s resignation, the House before which the impeachment business was put, dropped it after a Sense of the House was sought by Speaker Meira Kumar relating to dropping the proceedings against Sen
  • The Members responded in agreement after which the Speaker declared that the House agrees
  • Justice Sen is the first Judge who has been impeached by the Rajya Sabha
  • The Lok Sabha was to impeach Sen for misconduct and misappropriation of funds in the capacity of a Court Receiver, over which he was impeached by an overwhelming majority in the Rajya Sabha earlier
  • The proceedings of the impeachment motion were set in process when over 50 Rajya Sabha MPs moved such a motion
  • Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Mohd. Hamid Ansari set up a special committee constituted to look into the allegations levelled against Justice Sen
  • The Committee found the charges of financial abnormalities against Justice Sen to be truthful

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